Friday, 14 September 2012

13th September

Strong winds with rain for most of the day were mostly responsible for a very scanty list of sightings. Both American Golden Plovers and 2 of the Little Stints were still in residence, 9 Lapland Buntings were seen and 2 Willow Warblers were at Holland House.

After dark, the rough weather prompted the autumn's first major effort at nocturnal wader ringing. A total of 39 birds were caught (by 'dazzling' with a torch and hand net), including a Little Stint, a Pink-footed Goose and an Arctic Tern among the more usual species.

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