Friday, 11 October 2019

Mid October 2019

October 20th. Heading south were 74 Whooper Swan, 107 Pink-footed Goose, 7 Shelduck, 33 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 9 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 193 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, 19 Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver, a Sooty Shearwater, 2081 Gannet, 6 Great Crested Grebe, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Snipe, 3 Arctic Skua, 3 Pomarine Skua, a Skua sp, a Great Skua, 2 Razorbill, 19 Guillemot, 654 Auk sp., 12 Sandwich Tern, 23 Kittiwake, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Jay, a Fieldfare, 78 Redwing, 20 Brambling and a Snow Bunting; and north 2 Shoveler, 8 Common Scoter, a Great Northern Diver, a Manx Shearwater, 196 Gannet, 7 Great Crested Grebe, an Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, 4 Skua sp, 5 Great Skua, 26 Auk sp, 11 Sandwich Tern, 2 Commic Tern, 17 Little Gull, and 21 Kittiwake. In off the sea came 147 Starling. Birds around, including those trapped, were 1310 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Water Rail, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Turnstone, a Green Sandpiper, a late Little Tern, 2 Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, a Merlin, 2 Jay, 4 Rook, a Coal Tit, 23 Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, a Treecreeper, 7 Ring Ouzel, 25 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 20 Song Thrush, 189 Redwing, 11 Stonechat, 2 Water Pipit and 14 Tree Sparrow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes by Adam Homer and Ed Tyler resulted in 66 new birds: 2 Wren, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Robin, 8 Reed Bunting, a Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch, 14 Tree Sparrow, a Great Tit, 10 Blue Tit, a Coal Tit, 2 Dunnock, 9 Redwing, a Song  and a Blackbird; and 7 retraps: a Blue Tit, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock and a Wren.

Yellow-browed Warbler, ringed 20th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory

Yellow-browed Warbler, ringed 20th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
October 19th. Around, including birds trapped, were 2100 Pink-footed Goose, 120 Brent Goose, 62 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 148 Teal, 42 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 9 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 110 Golden Plover, 160 Lapwing, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Stock Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, 4 Kestrel, 2 Merlin, a Jay, 2 Rook, a Coal Tit, 78 Goldcrest, 11 Chiffchaff, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, a Treecreeper, 700 Starling, 5 Ring Ouzel, 30 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 22 Song Thrush, 17 Redwing, 17 Stonechat, 3 Tree Sparrow, a Water Pipit and 2 Siskin. On Jackson's Marsh were an Egyptian Goose, a Kingfisher, a Nordic Jackdaw and 2 Bearded Tit; on Tennyson's Sands 17 Avocet and 3 Spotted Redshank; and on the Mere 2 Bearded Tit. Heading south were a Marsh Harrier, 2 Jay, 6 Swallow, 5 House Martin, a Tree Sparrow, a Grey Wagtail, 3 Brambling, a Bullfinch, 2 Redpoll and 29 Siskin.
 A long ringing session in East Dunes by Adam Homer and Ed Tyler provided 83 new birds: 34 Goldcrest, 3 Chiffchaff, a Wren, 24 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Blackcap, 6 Great Tit, a Robin, 5 Blue Tit, a Redwing and a Blackbird; and 22 retraps: 3 Dunnock, 3 Goldcrest, a Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, a Great Tit and a Blackbird.

October 18th. Moderately strong south-westerly wind.
 Birds around, including those trapped, were 65 Brent Goose, 10 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, a Spotted Redshank, 8 Snipe, a Mediterranean Gull, an Arctic Skua, 2 Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, 2 Merlin, 2 Peregrine, a Coal Tit, 2 Jay, 42 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Ring Ouzel, 18 Blackbird, 16 Song Thrush, 6 Song Thrush, 5 Stonechat, a Brambling and 6 Siskin. On Tennyson's Sands were 209 Teal, 56 Shoveler, 12 Avocet, 141 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, a Cetti's Warbler and 2 Bearded Tit. Going north-west were 2120 Pink-footed Goose; and south 100 Pink-footed Goose, an Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swallow and a Bearded Tit.:
 A wind-restricted long ringing session in East Dunes, with Adam Homer and Ed Tyler, produced 23 new birds: 10 Long-tailed Tit, a Goldcrest, a Wren, 3 Robin, 3 Blue Tit, a Goldfinch, a Dunnock, a Redwing, a Blackbird and a Jay; a retrap Robin; and a control Blackcap.

Arctic Skua, 18th October 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson
Jay, ringed 18th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
October 17th. Due to a cloudless night there was a clear-out of most of yesterday's thrushes and Robins.
 Around, including birds trapped, were 1364 Pink-footed Goose, 260 Brent Goose, 39 Shelduck, 298 Wigeon, 16 Gadwall, 290 Teal, 7 Pintail, 56 Shoveler, a mobile drake Mandarin Duck, 6 Tufted Duck, 15 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 190 Golden Plover, 305 Lapwing, a Whimbrel, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, 5 Kestrel, a Merlin, 3 Jay, a Nordic Jackdaw, 86 Goldcrest, a Locustella sp, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Treecreeper, 900 Starling, 4 Ring Ouzel, 3 Redwing, 18 Song Thrush, 4 Mistle Thrush, 9 Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Water Pipit, 2 Brambling, a Crossbill and a Yellowhammer. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Water Rail, 16 Avocet, 2 Spotted Redshank, 5 Snipe and 8 Bearded Tit. Heading south were 36 Goosander, a Sparrowhawk, 8 Stock Dove, 2893 Woodpigeon, 6 Collared Dove, 2 Rook, 31 Skylark, 14 House Martin, 7 House Sparrow, 16 Tree Sparrow, 7 Alba Wagtail, 33 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 6 Brambling, 158 Chaffinch, 34 Greenfinch, 18 Linnet, 3 Redpoll, 324 Goldfinch, 22 Siskin, 14 Reed Bunting and a Lapland Bunting; and north-west were 72 Pink-footed Goose.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, yielded 42 new birds: 17 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, a Linnet, 3 Great Tit, a Robin, a Reed Bunting, a Yellowhammer and 2 Dunnock; and 6 retraps: 4 Goldcrest, a Robin and a Great Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling yielded 34 new birds: a Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, a Chaffinch, a Great Tit, a Blackcap, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Robin, a Goldfinch, a Brambling, 14 Greenfinch, a Dunnock and 2 Blackbird; and 7 retraps: 2 Great Tit, a Blue Tit, a Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Mistle Thrush, 17th October 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Yellowhammer, ringed 17th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
October 16th. Light rain from mid to late morning.
 Birds around, including those trapped, were 220 Brent Goose, 2 Gadwall, 197 Teal, 51 Shoveler, 14 Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, a Snipe, 2 Stock Dove, a Collared Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, a Merlin, 2 Jay, 106 Goldcrest, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, a Treecreeper, 978 Starling, 11 Ring Ouzel, 30 Blackbird, a Fieldfare, 46 Song Thrush, 38 Redwing, a Mistle Thrush, 84 Robin, 9 Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, a Water Pipit, a Brambling, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Redpoll, 307 Goldfinch and 4 Siskin. On the Mere were 2 Bearded Tit; and on Tennyson's Sands 2 Water Rail, 24 Avocet, 174 Lapwing, a Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Spotted Redshank.
 A rain-shortened morning ringing session and a brief afternoon ringing session, with Rebecca Hardwick, in East Dunes provided 74 new birds: 39 Goldcrest, 3 Wren, a Chiffchaff, 17 Robin, 2 Goldfinch, a Stonechat, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 4 Blackbird and a Ring Ouzel; and 5 retraps: a Robin, a Blackcap, a Wren, a Blue Tit and a Goldcrest.

Ring Ouzel, 16th October 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Ring Ouzel, ringed 16th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory



Caterpillar and Shoveler, 16th October 2019.
Ringing Control:
Goldcrest, ringed Kilnsea, Yorkshire 5 October 2019, controlled GPBO 9 October 2019.

October 15th. Soggy start, then some early morning drizzle.
 A Pallas's Warbler was discovered at North End late in the day. The bird then quickly moved south down the dune with a Goldcrest flock. A vocal Hawfinch was around the West Dunes mid-day. Around, including birds trapped, were 140 Brent Goose, 2 Gadwall, 210 Cormorant, 12 Little Egret, a Water Rail, 23 Avocet, 4500 Oystercatcher, 1000 Golden Plover, 2400 Grey Plover, 37 Ringed Plover, 52000 Knot, 1078 Sanderling, 3060 Dunlin, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Woodcock, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Kestrel, a Merlin, a Peregrine, 2 Jay, 92 Goldcrest, 16 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 2 Treecreeper, 1400 Starling, 71 Robin, 38 Blackbird, 40 Ring Ouzel, 210 Song Thrush, 731 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, a Mistle Thrush, a Black Redstart, 19 Stonechat, a Wheatear, a Water Pipit, 9 Brambling, a Bullfinch, 12 Greenfinch and 8 Siskin. Going south were 351 Pink-footed Goose, 326 Brent Goose, 8 Shelduck, 454 Wigeon, 219 Teal, 5 Pintail, an Eider, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, a Great Crested Grebe, 43 Lapwing, a Purple Sandpiper, a Sandwich Tern, 4 Rook, 106 Swallow, 21 House Martin, a Fieldfare, 4 Tree Sparrow, a Grey Wagtail, 2 Brambling, 2 Redpoll, 22 Siskin and a Yellowhammer; and west 8 Snipe, 50 Song Thrush and 900 Redwing.
 A restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Rebecca Hardwick, resulted in 54 new birds: 6 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, a Wren, 21 Robin, 4 Blackcap, a Dunnock, 5 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing and 2 Blackbird; and 8 retraps: 2 Robin, 2 Goldcrest, a Blackcap, a Blue Tit, a Goldfinch and a Wren.

Yellow-browed Warbler, 15th October 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Black Redstart, 15th October 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
October 14th. Afternoon rain.
 On Tennyson's Sands, from Harvey's Hide, were a Water Rail, 21 Avocet, 5 Spotted Redshank and 5 Bearded Tit.  Birds around, including those trapped, were 80 Brent Goose, 1000 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Gadwall, 76 Teal, 37 Shoveler, a Sparrowhawk, 160 Lapwing, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, a Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, 6 Stock Dove, an Asio Sp (around East Dunes before dawn), 2 Kestrel, 70 Goldcrest, a Firecrest, 3 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, 300 Starling, 12 Song Thrush, 61 Redwing, a Fieldfare, 11 Ring Ouzel,  a Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Stonechat, a Brambling, a Water Pipit, 3 Redpoll and 3 Siskin. Heading south were 6 Swallow and 26 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 56 new birds: 7 Wren, 25 Goldcrest, 9 Robin, 2 Blackcap, a Blue Tit, a Siskin, a Goldfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Dunnock, a Song Thrush, a Redwing, 2 Blackbird and a Ring Ouzel; and 2 retraps: a Wren and a Goldcrest.
 A morning ring session at Aylmer Avenue provided 64 new birds: 4 Wren, 11 Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blackcap, 9 Blue Tit, 2 Chaffinch, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Great Tit, a Robin, a Dunnock, 17 Greenfinch and 2 Song Thrush; and 14 retraps: 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, a Song Thrush, a Dunnock, a Robin and 2 Goldcrest.

Siskin, ringed 14th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Ring Ouzel, ringed 14th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Ring Ouzel, ringed 14th October 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
October 13th. Rain until mid afternoon.
 On a stunning day for Ring Ouzel arrivals, no fewer than 53 birds were recorded, mostly moving south down the East Dunes. Around were 39 Brent Goose, 45 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 241 Teal, 29 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 14 Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 22 Avocet, 200 Golden Plover, 171 Lapwing, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 9 Spotted Redshank, 2 Snipe, a Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, a Merlin, a Bearded Tit (at the Mere), 143 Goldcrest, a Firecrest, 7 Blackcap, 36 Chiffchaff, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Treecreeper, 240 Starling, 23 Blackbird, 26 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 36 Robin, 7 Stonechat, a Water Pipit, a Brambling, 149 Goldfinch and 36 Siskin. Flying south were 35 Whooper Swan, 17 Lapwing, 2 Merlin, 22 Swallow, a House Martin, 39 Chaffinch, 2 Redpoll and 61 Siskin; in off the sea came 9 Fieldfare.

Ring Ouzel, arriving migrants, 13th October 2019.
Photo - James Siddle
Ring Ouzel, 13th October 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson
October 12th. Heading south were 54 Whooper Swan, 480 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Brent Goose, 14 Wigeon, 5 Teal, a Pintail, 2 Buzzard, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, a Snipe, 13 Stock Dove, 4 Collared Dove, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Jay, 14 Rook, 62 Carrion Crow, 382 Skylark, 45 Swallow, 76 House Martin, a Coal Tit, 115 Starling, 2 Ring Ouzel, 15 House Sparrow, 157 Tree Sparrow, a Flava Wagtail, 7 Grey Wagtail, 67 Alba Wagtail, 551 Meadow Pipit, 456 Rock Pipit, 41 Brambling, 693 Chaffinch, 223 Greenfinch, 1057 Linnet, 30 Redpoll, a Crossbill, 2618 Goldfinch, 107 Siskin, a Snow Bunting, a Lapland Bunting, 4 Yellowhammer and 1155 Reed Bunting (a new reserve record); and north-west 1010 Pink-footed Goose. Birds around, including those trapped, were 144 Brent Goose, 2 Gadwall, 51 Wigeon, 170 Teal, 21 Shoveler, 2 Pintail, an Eider, 181 Cormorant, 18 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Spoonbill, 2 Marsh Harrier, a male Hen Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 455 Golden Plover, 5 Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank, 3 Snipe, a Short-eared Owl, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 2 Merlin, 127 Goldcrest, 13 Blackcap, 63 Chiffchaff, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Treecreeper, 2 Ring Ouzel, 47 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 16 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, a Whinchat, 20 Stonechat, a Water Pipit, 3 Brambling and 7 Siskin. On Tennyson's Sands were a Whooper Swan, 29 Pink-footed Goose, a Garganey, 23 Avocet and 18 Black-tailed Godwit.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Rebecca Hardwick, produced 83 new birds: 4 Wren, 27 Goldcrest, 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Robin, 6 Blackcap, 7 Robin, 3 Great Tit, 10 Blue Tit and 2 Song Thrush; and 5 retraps: a Robin, a Goldcrest, 2 Dunnock and a Long-tailed Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Jenni Godber produced 9 new birds: 2 Goldfinch, a Tree Sparrow, a Blue Tit and 5 Greenfinch; and 2 retraps: a Blue Tit and a Greenfinch.

Tree Sparrow, ringed 12th October 2019.
Photo - Jenni Godber
Migrant Jay, 12th October 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Ringing Control:
Goldcrest, ringed Harlow Carr Gardens, Yorkshire 4 November 2018, controlled GPBO 10 October 2019.

October 11th. Fairly strong south-westerly wind, with light rain for most of day.
 Around were 320 Brent Goose, 251 Wigeon, 69 Teal, 70 Cormorant, 28 Little Egret, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, a Water Rail, 230 Oystercatcher, 68 Curlew, 300 Dunlin, 150 Redshank, 4000 Black-headed Gull, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stock Dove, a Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, 2 Jay, a Merlin, a Firecrest, 32 Goldcrest, 12 Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, 1410 Starling, a Ring Ouzel, 4 Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, a Water Pipit and 2 Siskin. On Tennyson's Sands were 17 Pink-footed Goose, 22 Avocet, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, and 6 Spotted Redshank; and on Jackson's Marsh a Pintail, a Water Rail, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Snipe.

Ringing Recovery:
Dunnock ringed GPBO 5 June 2014, found dead Skegness, Lincolnshire 26 August 2019.

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