Friday, 19 October 2018

The Goldcrests have Arrived!

Yellow-browed Warbler
A chilly start to the day that heralded the arrival of Goldcrests, with c60 caught and ringed and many more being seen around the peninsular, a lone Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped in The Moat and a single Firecrest was caught out in the area. A few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits flew over, as did several Brambling and Lesser Redpolls, c25 of the latter were trapped and ringed along with several Robins that seemed far more numerous today, also several Reed Buntings and Chiffchaffs were caught.
 1 of c60 Goldcrest caught and ringed today
1 of c25 Lesser Redpoll caught and ringed today
This afternoon from Hanson 5 Avocet, c100 Golden Plover, a Goldeneye, a Black-necked Grebe and a Great White Egret were the highlights.
Late afternoon at Galloways 2 Fieldfare, a Dartford Warbler and a Jack Snipe.

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