Wednesday, 3 September 2014

3rd September 2014

Weather: SSE force 3/4
A nice small fall this morning with 12 Robins, 4 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatears, and a Redstart that was caught and ringed.

The chief excitement however was at 08.40hrs when an Osprey appeared off the north end, caught a fish and proceeded to eat it on the east hoyle sands north west of bird island. It stayed in the area for over 4 hours enabling many visitors  to connect with it during which time it caught another fish and did a repeat performance.  There is a slow motion iPhone video clip here

Typical good September wader records today of a Spotted Redshank calling and a Ruff flying south and then east down the east side. Three Collared Doves made a visit and 2 Shags were present today.

Ringed: 5 Robins, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 1Redstart, 1 Greenland Wheatear.     [ 670-34 ]
(DB,NDW, et al) 

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