Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Ringing on 23rd Sep 2011

Ringing at the Observatory today by George Gregory provided the Obs totals with 20 Birds processed including 17 New birds and 3 Retraps.

  The days catch was made up thus (New/Retrap) - (3/1) Wren, (3/0) Dunnock, (0/1) Whitethroat, (3/0) Blackcap, (1/0) Chiffchaff, (6/0) Goldcrest, (0/1) Blue Tit and (1/0) Reed Bunting.

  Also reported on the 23rd September 2011 were -

x1 Spoonbill
x1 Curlew Sandpiper
x1 Common Buzzard
x3 Marsh Harrier
x5-7 Wheatear
x1 Redstart
x1 Spotted Flycatcher
x1 Bullfinch

Several hundred House Martin South along with smaller numbers of Swallow also heading South. Mixed flocks of finches and good numbers of Linnet South whilst sea watching produced various SKuas and some divers.

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