Saturday, 19 September 2015

19th September 2015

Weather: S force 0/1,  mist  

Octopus on the shore
The first pale-bellied Brent of the autumn was found this morning on the tide-line of the east hoyle opposite the north end. A few birds arrived this morning on the island, including another small passage of Robins (up to 9), Wrens (up to 8), a few Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Goldcrests, 2 Grey and 5 Pied Wagtails, a Whitethroat and a Wheatear. Four Rock Pipits were confirmed today, and another of the young that bred on the island was ringed. The Linnet flock is really building up with 120 birds logged today. An Octopus was an unexpected find on the shore between Little and Middle Eye this morning, and 2 Lion's Mane jellyfish were on the east hoyle sands. Fourteen Silver Y moths and 2 Red Admirals flew today.
Both young Rock Pipits

Ringed: 3 Goldcrests, 2 Robins, 2 Wrens, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Rock Pipit.    [ 424-35 ]

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