Friday, 11 October 2013

10th - 11th October

Not much to report from 10th  with the strong, cold northerly wind moving more birds on rather than bringing in some new ones. An hours sea-watch from north yielded 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 10 Long-tailed Ducks while there were also 3 Lapland Buntings on Torness and 2 Barnacle Geese flew south. The nets were busy at Holland House from dawn on 11th with the first notable arrival of Redwings of the year. 365 were logged in all, with 56 trapped and ringed out of just under a hundred birds caught today. There was a new Great Spotted Woodpecker, the Bluethroat was still in the Irises at Ancum plus 4 Fieldfares, 14 Blackcaps, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 26 Bramblings and a Common Redpoll. 2 late Great Skuas passed by, 3 Whooper Swans flew north and 6 Jack Snipes were split between the Westness/Ancum areas.

Field Mouse

Common Redpoll-one of nearly 100 birds trapped/ringed today.

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