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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

3rd Sep – Signs of a good year for shearwater productivity

Migrants on Monday 3rd included: 12 Spotted Flycatchers, 7 Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart, 4 Whinchats, and a White Wagtail.

Ringing at the Old Light Manx Shearwater colony on the night of 2nd/3rd produced 50 new and 9 retrap chicks, and 3 new and 6 retrap adults. Tony Taylor comments "chicks clearly more numerous than in previous years".

Pied Flycatcher, Millcombe, 31 Aug © Dean Jones
Spotted Flycatcher, Millcombe, 2 Sep © Dean Jones
Willow Warbler, Aug 2018 © Martin Thorne
Migrating Cormorants over South West Field, Aug 2018 © Martin Thorne

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