Wednesday, 17 August 2022

A wet and windy night took the best part of the morning to fully calm down and clear. A few hours of ringing at Cristin produced very little with a Stonechat the highlight. Ringing in the Withies was slightly better however, with an adult Sedge Warblers and eight Willow Warblers being caught.

Sedge Warbler © Kate Fox
Willow Warbler © Kate Fox

A trip done to the South End over high tide produced a good count of 560 Kittiwakes of which five were wearing colour rings! Alongside these were four Mediterranean Gulls, 20 Black-headed Gulls, a Common Gull and a Sandwich Tern. Passerine highlights for the day was a Tree Pipit over the Wetlands, a Spotted Flycatcher at Nant and 346 Linnets! The day ended with a Magpie being caught at Cristin.

Kittiwake © Ed Betteridge

French ringed Kittiwake © Ed Betteridge

Other birds today included two Grey Herons, five Mallards, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 75 Oystercatchers, six Ringed Plovers, two Common Sandpipers, a Purple Sandpiper, three Dunlins, three Whimbrels, 25 Curlews, five Redshanks, 35 Turnstones, three Guillemots, two Razorbills, 21 Swallows, 23 House Martins, a White Wagtail, two Sedge Warblers, a Blackcap, 15 Willow Warblers and two Goldcrests

Risso's Dolphin © Ed Betteridge

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