Wednesday 9 September 2015

9th September 2015

Weather:  SE force 1/2
It's disappointing when a south easterly in early September does not bring any warblers, as was the case today, in compensation we had 2 Wheatears, one of which became the first ringed this autumn (right). Another ringing milestone was the capture of one of the juvenile Rock Pipits bred on the island (left), and it will be interesting to follow its progress in future years should it stay or return to breed. Very little else to report today apart from 9 Gannets (right), 2 flocks totalling 38 Shelduck, 2 Kestrels and the Rabbit shooting passed the obs gate at high speed soon after dawn. Flood tide counts from the Tanskeys area were as follows: A female Peregrine, 6 Little Egrets, 3 Grey Herons, 406 Curlew, 240 Shelduck, 7 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 11 Sanderling and 2 Golden Plover.
Ringed: 1 Wheatear, 1 Rock Pipit                  [ 379-34 ]
(DB,JE,CJ,CJW et al)                           photos  CJ

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