onsdag den 7. november 2012

More of the same.

This morning was a little windier than yesterday but I still managed to get a few nets open. Before dawn it was obvious there were a few grounded Thrushes as Blackbirds, Redwing and Mistle Thrush were all heard! When the light came many of these birds left the garden, there wasn't a massive fall but reasonable numbers for November with 30 Blackbirds, 20 Redwing, 10 Song Thrush and 6 Mistle Thrush. Anyway, more on that later.

Ringing was a little quieter than yesterday though still enjoyable. Only 14 new birds today.

Blackbird 7
Robin 2
Dunnock 1
Song Thrush 1
Redwing 1
Fiecrest 1cy Female

Amazingly another Firecrest makes it 3 for the Autumn. Not bad! If I had only heard this bird I would have presumed it was the same bird as yesterday.

Migrants - 3 Rough-legged Buzzards, 3 Sparrowhawk, 2 Golden Plover, 5 Yellowhammer, Chaffinch/Brambling 50,

Grounded Migrants today then (excluding the Thrushes mentioned earlier). Waxwing 37, Fieldfare 580 roaming around mid-afternoon, 1 Mute Swan on top fields, Buzzard, Goldcrest 5, Blue Tit 5, Wren 2, Great tit 5, Tree Sparrow 18, Bullfinch 2, Robin 5, Dunnock 2, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 2, Chaffinch/Brambling 15.

Waxwing 2cy+ Female

Photos and Blog: Craig Brookes

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