Wednesday 15 October 2014

15th October 2014

Weather : SE force 3
Grounded this morning were a few Blackbirds and 4 Redwings, other Redwings seen brought the total to 13 for the day. Some visible migration included several sightings of Starlings, 32 in total, 3 Chaffinches, 4 Goldfinches and a Greenfinch. Late seasonal visitors present were 2 Wheatears and 2 Swallows flying high to the south. Eleven Wigeon were the only ducks today, 5 Bar-tailed Godwits fed on the shore and only 23 Brent were around to be counted, but no doubt more were elsewhere. Later a Merlin was seen to fly south of the islands. Three Rock Pipits were logged.
Ringed ; 2 Blackbirds, 1 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit.            [ 917-36 ]     
(DB et al)

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