As many as 15 Goldcrests about this morning despite the westerly element in the wind, although it had swung easterly by midday. A Reed Bunting was true autumn bird for the island, with 40 Linnets present, some of which will not be island residents. A few Swallows lingered with 8 House Martins passing through. A large flock of 2,300 Knot was a feature of the day at the north end, chattering away amongst themselves, as many as this on the islands have not been seen for a long time. A single Wheatear was present, and a family group of 5 Blackbirds which was the pleasing outcome of a late brood. Thirty five Bar-tailed Godwits and 3 Whimbrel were on the shore, while 210 Sandwich terns had not yet left us to travel south.
Ringed:- 3 Robins, 2 Goldcrests. [ 956-29 ]
(DB, et al)
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