Today was quieter than recently. 138 new birds is all. Blue tit dominated again with 46. Great tit 17, Dunnock 17, Wren 13, Chiffchaff 13, Robin 11, Chaffinch 5, Song Thrush 4, Tree Sparrow 3, Brambling 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Goldfinch 1, Reed Bunting 1. A control of another Swedish Blue tit was nice but the control of a RUSSIAN marked Great tit was exceptional, probably a first for Gedser and maybe significant in answering many questions about this Blue, Great and Coal Tit invasion from the East which has recently swept across Scandinavia. The bird in the spot light today is pictured below, looking like any other Great tit caught today, but very special indeed!
Great Tit - Parus Major. Adult female. Craig Brookes
A Nutcracker was seen in the garden (only briefly). Few Red Kites and Buzzards moved across to Germany in favourable conditions.