Thursday, 11 September 2014

Mid September 2014

September 20th. The Olive-backed Pipit remained in West Dunes. Also around were 2+ Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Firecrest, 9 Wheatear, a Whinchat, 3 Redstart, 5 Ruff, a Jack Snipe, a Merlin and a Marsh Harrier. Flying over or in were many Meadow Pipit, 10+ Tree Pipit, a Red-throated Pipit (call and brief flight view only), a Fieldfare, 2 Rook, 3 Brambling and 7 Grey Wagtail.
  At Aylmer Avenue a lengthy ringing session by Mick Briggs resulted in 72 new birds and 49 retraps. The highlight of the day was a cracking Red-breasted Flycatcher caught and ringed early morning. Over Aylmer Avenue were 600 Meadow Pipit south, 250 Swallow milling north and then south, and 15 Song Thrush in off the sea. 4 Brambling and 15 Siskin were present for much of the morning.
  The new birds ringed were 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher, 1 Wren, 16 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Robin, 1 Redstart, 3 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Siskin, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, 14 Greenfinch, 1 Tree Sparrow and 3 Song Thrush.
  The retraps were 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 16 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch and 6 Greenfinch.

Olive-backed Pipit, 20 September 2014.
Photo - Russell Hayes
Tree Sparrow, ringed 20th September 2014.
Photo - Mick Briggs
Redstart, ringed 20th September 2014.
Photo - Mick Briggs
Red-breasted Flycatcher, ringed 20th September 2014.
Photo - Mick Briggs
September 19th. The Olive-backed Pipit was still in West Dunes. Other birds around were 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Firecrest, 5 Wheatear, 5 Redstart, 6+ Grey Wagtail, 30+ Siskin, 5 Tree Pipit, a Long-eared Owl and 5 Ruff.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with  Jenni Godber, provided 23 new birds: 2 Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, 3 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 3 Reed Bunting, a Redstart and 2 Song Thrush; and 6 retraps: a Blackbird, a Dunnock, a Tree Pipit and 3 Robin.

Olive-backed Pipit, 18 September 2014.
Photo - Anthony Bentley
September 18th. An Olive-backed Pipit was discovered in West Dunes. Also around were 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, a Firecrest, 2 Wheatear, a Redpoll, a Brambling, a Fieldfare, 11 Ruff, a Garden Warbler and 10 Blackcap.
 A final long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint produced 12 new birds: a Goldcrest, a Long-tailed Tit, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, a Garden Warbler, a Tree Pipit, 2 Meadow Pipit and a Song Thrush; and a retrap Robin.
 A long ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling produced 34 new birds: 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, a Blackcap, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Blue Tit, 17 Greenfinch, a Dunnock and a Kingfisher; and 42 retraps: a Wren, 15 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 6 Dunnock, 8 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch and 2 Robin.

September 17th. A Yellow-browed Warbler was near the Yacht Club. Other birds around were 2+ Firecrest, 5 Wheatear, 2 Redstart, 2 Whinchat, 5 Tree Pipit, 8 Grey Wagtail, 25+ Song Thrush, a Redwing, 10 Siskin, a Redpoll, 4 Brambling, 40 Reed Bunting, 13 Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper and 11 Ruff. On Tennyson Sands were 2 Curlew Sandpiper. North went a Marsh Harrier.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint resulted in 21 new birds: a Siskin, a Robin, 3 Blackcap, a Garden Warbler, a Reed Bunting, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Dunnock and 9 Song Thrush; and 3 retraps: singles of Goldcrest, Reed Warbler and and Dunnock.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, with Anthony Bentley, resulted in 10 new birds: 2 Goldcrest, a Wren, 2 Blackcap, a Robin, a Garden Warbler, 2 Dunnock and a Song Thrush; and 3 retraps: 2 Wren and a Dunnock.

September 16th. Around, including birds trapped, were a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Pied Flycatcher, 4 Wheatear, 2 Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Grey Wagtail, a Treecreeper, 2 Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Brambling, 2 Siskin, a Merlin, a Marsh Harrier and 11 Ruff. On Tennyson Sands was a Curlew Sandpiper.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes provided 26 new birds: 2 Goldcrest, a Long-tailed Tit, a Blackcap, 2 Siskin, 11 Meadow Pipit, a Pied Flycatcher, a Reed Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit, a Wheatear, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Robin and a Redstart; and 4 retraps: a Redstart and 3 Long-tailed Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue provided 7 new birds: a Wren, a Chiffchaff, a Robin, 2 Blackcap and 2 Dunnock; and 6 retraps: a Wren, a Great Tit, 2 Dunnock and 2 Blackcap.

September 15th. Birds around included the Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Firecrest, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, a Redstart, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Blackbird, 8 Greenshank, 4 Spotted Redshank, a Common Sandpiper, 4 Common Buzzard and 9 Ruff. In came 4 Grey Wagtail. Flying south was a Swift.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint was reasonable. The 25 new birds were a Wren, 5 Goldcrest, 5 Blackcap, a Robin, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Swallow, a Whitethroat, 4 Meadow Pipit and a Song Thrush; and the 3 retraps were 2 Dunnock and a Chaffinch.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue was disappointing. The 7 new birds were 2 Goldcrest, a Blackcap, 2 Robin, a Chaffinch and a Dunnock; and 5 retraps: singles of Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Whitethroat, Dunnock and Robin.

September 14th. Around were the Red-breasted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpiper. On Tennyson Sands were 2 Spoonbill, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Curlew Sandpiper.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint produced 9 new birds: a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, a Chaffinch, a Sedge Warbler, a Goldfinch and 3 Meadow Pipit; and 2 retraps: a Robin and a Lesser Whitethroat.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by David and Liv Vincent resulted in 11 new birds and 23 retraps. The new birds were 3 Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch and singles of Whitethroat, Blackcap, Swallow and Reed Bunting. The retraps were 8 Great Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch and a Robin.

Pied Flycatcher, 14 September 2014.
Photo - Russell Hayes
Red-breasted Flycatcher, 14 September 2014.
Photo - Russell Hayes
September 13th. Birds around included the Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Redstart, a Wood Warbler, 4 Whinchat, a Tree Pipit and 6 Ruff. On Tennyson Sands were 2 Curlew Sandpiper, on Millennium Ridge a Purple Sandpiper, and on the saltmarshes 45 Little Egret.
 A long ringing session in east Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint resulted in 18 new birds: 4 Robin, a Redstart, a Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Whinchat, a Garden Warbler, 2 Swallow, a Whitethroat and 5 Song Thrush; and a single retrap Blackcap.
 A long morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mick Briggs resulted in 46 new birds and 59 retraps. The new birds were: 4 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, 3 Robin, 3 Blackcap, a Great Tit, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Blue Tit, a Reed Warbler, a Chaffinch, 4 Dunnock and 11 Greenfinch. The retraps were: 4 Wren, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, 2 Robin, 18 Great Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 8 Blue Tit, a Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 4 Dunnock, a Blackcap, a Coal Tit and 2 Long-tailed Tit.

Purple Sandpiper, 13 September 2014.
Photo - James Siddle
Knot, 13 September 2014.
Photo - James Siddle
September 12th. On Tennyson Sands were a Spoonbill, a Little Stint and 2 Curlew Sandpiper. Around were a Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Redstart, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 2 Little Gull, 7 Ruff, a Spotted Redshank, a Peregrine and a Hobby.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint was disappointing. The 8 new birds were a Willow Warbler, a Meadow Pipit, a Robin, 2 Blackcap, a Whitethroat and 2 Song Thrush; and the 3 retraps were 2 Robin and a Blackcap.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, with Anthony Bentley, was also disappointing. The 6 new birds were a Wren, 2 Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat, a Great Tit and a Song Thrush; and the 12 retraps were a Robin, 3 Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, a Wren, a Whitethroat and a Long-tailed Tit.

September 11th. On Tennyson Sands were 8 Spoonbill and a Little Ringed Plover. Birds around were a Hen Harrier, 5 Whinchat, 3 Pied Flycatcher and a Redstart. Waders at high tide included 50000 Knot and 5000 Bar-tailed Godwit. Flying south were a Curlew Sandpiper and a Pintail.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Nigel Judson and Christine Flint provided 79 new birds: 2 Wren, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Robin, 8 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 56 Meadow Pipit, a Garden Warbler, a Tree Pipit and a Dunnock; and 7 retraps: 4 Dunnock, 2 Whitethroat and a Wren.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue provided 19 new birds: 2 Wren, 2 Willow Warbler, a Long-tailed Tit, a Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroat, a Robin, a Reed Warbler, a Goldfinch and 2 Dunnock; and 15 retraps: 6 Dunnock, a Blackcap, a Wren, a Long-tailed Tit, a Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, a Goldcrest, a Robin and a Great Tit.

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