Weather: SE force 1/2, later S 1/2 cloudy, pleasantly warm
A dark trip across for some to beat the early tide. Just 6 Redwing heard over this morning but there were 7 Blackbirds and 5 Song Thrushes on the ground, but only one of each was caught for ringing.
A good record this morning was of a Snow Bunting flying overhead to the south, although perhaps less exciting were 3 Skylarks doing the same journey. Several Meadow Pipits, a Siskin and a Starling also came through. Most interesting among the waders was the increase of Purple Sandpipers to 15, let us hope this bodes well for numbers this winter as they have been a disappointment over the last few years.
A Raven flew over high to the east and then appeared down the east side, and later 2 Ravens were seen doing acrobatics on thermals over Middle Eye.
Several birds were retrapped today, most were recent arrivals, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes etc. also a Rock Pipit which seems to take a liking to the mealworms in the potter traps.
Photos JE, AS, SRW
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