mandag den 26. august 2013

Worth a watch

With this nagging Easterly bringing nothing in the form of passerines into the garden,ringing hit a late August lull. 9 Birds ringed in standardised today. Needless to say, I didn't mess around with taking the nets down.

Ringed birds:
Garden Warbler 3
Marsh Warbler 3
Willow Warbler 1
Pied Flycatcher 1
Greenfinch 1

There were also many re-captures from previous days.

I planned to go birding after yesterday migration of Skuas and Little gulls I wanted to see if today would the same.
Long-tailed Skua (Juvenile) - Photo from

I arrived at the tip at 10:45 and counted until 18:15 below are the migrating birds noted.

Common Scoter 197
Teal 151
Wigeon 119
Eider 147
Shoveler 64
Pintail 7
Whimbrel 4
Dunlin 6
Oystercatcher 10
Common Tern 20
Arctic Tern 2
Black Tern 6
Little Gull 134
Kittiwake 1 (1st calendar year)
Arctic Skua 29
Long-tailed Skua 4
Unidentified Skua Sp. 2
Red Kite 2 (returned)
Marsh Harrier 2 (returned)
Sparrowhawk 6 (Migrated)
Common Gull 4
Red-necked Grebe 2
Canada Goose 2
Yellow Wagtail 10
Cormorant 13

Sandwich Tern 40+ seemed to be 'blogging' (feeding along the coastline, no migratory determination)

It was again great to see some mid-week birders counting migration.

Blog: Craig Brookes


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