Wednesday, 7 October 2009

7th October 2009

No rain this morning, in fact quite pleasant with a very light north easterly but still no migrants except for a Song Thrush and a few Robins that look fresh in.
Unusual for this late in the autumn a pair of Swallows were feeding very low and covering the whole length of the island in their extensive hunt for insects.
The local Carrion Crows were supplemented by a group of 26 that sat out on the sand to the east, while a Rock Pipit was on the north end of Middle.
Later a flock of 110 Pinkfeet flew north over the observatory and 2 Common Buzzards went south to the west of Red Rocks. Also going south were 4 Common Snipe. Two more Rock Pipits were found, this time at the north end of the main island and 3 new Dunnocks joined the ringed bird to make the unusually high total of four.
Ringed:- 1 Wren
(AAB,DB,CJ, et al) [539]

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