Monday, 14 October 2019

The calm weather today meant that ringing was possible for the first time in a week! The break in the weather also meant that the variety of species shot up in comparison to the last seven days or so. There were more finches in particular, including: 98 Chaffinches, one Brambling, two Greenfinches, 11 Siskins, one Goldfinch, one Crossbill, 27 Linnets and one Lesser Redpoll.

A seawatch produced: 435 Black-headed Gulls, 23 Common Gulls, 279 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 156 Herring Gulls, 225 Kittiwakes and 40 Razorbills.

Skylarks could be heard and seen passing overhead throughout the day, and a total count of 145 was recorded, along with 138 Meadow Pipits, two Grey Wagtails, three White Wagtails, 12 Redwings, ten Song Thrushes, three Ring Ouzels and a Swallow
Ring Ouzel
Birds of the day  have to be a Wryneck outside Carreg Bach, four Lapland Buntings! All in all a pretty good day, and it's about time some movement got underway.

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