Monday, 1 October 2018

1st October 2018

Weather: NNW 2, 2/8 cloud, good vis

A quiet morning on the island but 7 Wrens and 7 Robins were present around the gardens with two new Robins being caught and ringed.

The Pale-bellied Brent Geese has increased to 22 birds and still included the two family parties containing six juvenile/first winters - perhaps an early indication of a good breeding year? Only time will tell.

A young Peregrine flew up the gutter disturbing the waders including Redshanks which have been present in slightly better numbers recently.

Presumably the semi-resident male Eider was found at low tide sleeping on the distant sandbank exposed by the low water mark.

Ringing:  Robin (2) [503-31]

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