Wednesday 8 October 2014

8th October 2014

Weather: S force 4, some mist down the estuary.
The first Redwing of the autumn was in the paddocks this morning but unfortunately it didn't bring any other migrants down to the ground with it apart from a female Chafffinch. Very little else passed through except a very small number of Meadow Pipits, a Skylark and a Pied Wagtail. The Brent increased to a new high of 17 birds which included 3 juveniles. The flood tide at Little Eye then produced a purple patch of records with 2 Peregrines, a Merlin flying south west, 4 Ravens going east, a Greenshank calling overhead and 25 Linnets flocking. It's not often that Little Eye easily outshines the other 2 islands for bird records.

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