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September 22nd. Around were a Lapland Bunting, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Wheatear, 2 Redstart, a Reed Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 47 Reed Bunting, a Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank and 3 Ruff. On Jackson's Marsh was a Spoonbill. Heading south were a Spoonbill (probably different), a Buzzard Sp, 250 Meadow Pipit, 50 Linnet, a Tree Pipit, 8 House Sparrow, 3 Tree Sparrow, a Rook, 6 Dunnock and 60 Swallow; and west 2 Common Buzzard. A Pintail came in off the sea.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 22 new birds: 7 Goldcrest, 2 Wren, 2 Chiffchaff, a Robin, a Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Bunting, a Whitethroat, a Goldfinch, a Blackcap and 2 Song Thrush; and 7 retraps: singles of Blackbird, Robin, Lesser Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Reed Bunting and Goldfinch.
September 21st. Birds around, including those caught, were a Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Redstart, 2 Stonechat, 3 Wheatear, a Garden Warbler, a Jay, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank and 2 Marsh Harrier. In from the east came 2000+ Meadow Pipit. Flying south were 200+ Pink-footed Goose, north 3 Common Buzzard, and in or around 2 Tree Pipit, a Grey Wagtail and a Wood Sandpiper. At sea 2 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, and an Arctic Skua went south, and 6 Sooty Shearwater and 10 Manx Shearwater north.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with James Siddle, resulted in 25 new birds: 5 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, a Red-breasted Flycatcher, a Wren, 9 Robin, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Dunnock and 2 Song Thrush; and 6 retraps: 2 Robin, a Blackcap, a Goldcrest, a Sparrowhawk and a Blue Tit.
A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by David and Liv Vincent resulted in 34 new birds and 28 retraps. The new birds were 10 Goldcrest, 6 Greenfinch, 5 Blackcap, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit and singles of Goldfinch, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Wren. The retraps were 7 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 5 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chaffinch and a Dunnock.
|Red-breasted Flycatcher, ringed 21 September 2014.|
Photo - George Gregory