Tony Taylor and Rebecca Taylor report on their last two days on the island for this trip:
Sunday 18th November
"A windy day, with a little ringing possible in the morning. Limited coverage of the island, and birds keeping a low profile in Millcombe. In the Landing Bay: 16 Gannets, 17 Kittiwakes, six Razorbills, and six Lesser Black-backed Gulls going south together. 85 Herring Gulls mainly hunkered down in Lighthouse Field. Single Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Merlin. One Goldcrest, one Blackcap, three Stonechats, 24 Redwings, four Fieldfares, two Song Thrushes, 250 Starlings (mainly in Lighthouse Field), 80 Chaffinches, one Brambling (same bird as 17th) and one Goldfinch."
Monday 19th November
"Extremely windy, and not the weather to be birding in Millcombe. We made it to Quarter Wall and Brick Field ponds. Birds included: two Teal in Barton Field, three Lapwings in Bull's Paradise, and 37 Redwings, 11 Fieldfares, and seven Meadow Pipits in various fields, mainly Brick Field. Also a Blackcap on apples we'd put out at Brambles. During our week we ended up ringing 23 Redwings, 19 Chaffinches, 12 Blackcaps, two Blackbirds and singles of seven other species. Eleven retraps included several Blackbirds."
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