Monday 28 December 2009

28th December 2009

A very misty start but it was quite bright later, although a typically quiet mid-winter day in terms of birds. Some good news was that 15 Purple Sandpipers were counted, a better showing than recently, and also 2 new Song Thrushes (below centre) were ringed from the group of about 5 that are on the island in the last few weeks. A retrapped adult Robin (below right) was very instructive regarding the shape of the pale tips to the greater coverts.
The inshore life boat was on practise manoeuvres (left).
(JE +1) [605] photos JE

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