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Thursday, 14 October 2021

14th Oct – Another migrant-filled day

Another dry day, with light to moderate SW winds and variable cloud cover – unseasonably warm, sunny spells alternating with quite heavily overcast, dull and cool interludes.
 
Visible/audible migration from upper Millcombe, from first light to 08.30 comprised 250 Redwing, small flocks of Siskin, and 3 Brambling.
 
Also logged were two Teal, two Sparrowhawks and a Kestrel, 3 Merlin, a Golden Plover, 10 Common Snipe, 60 Swallows, 50 Blackcaps, 80 Song Thrush, and 8 Grey Wagtails, 350 Meadow Pipit, 350 Siskin, and 60 Chaffinch.

Scarcities included a Lapwing at Three-quarter Wall, five Jack Snipe (four at Pondsbury and one at Middle Park Pond), a first-year Black-headed Gull, a Whinchat near Pondsbury, two Yellow-browed Warblers in the vicinity of St Helen's Copse. a Reed Warbler near the bottom of the Steps of Doom, a Pied Flycatcher in Rüppell's Quarry, a Spotted Flycatcher in St Helen's Copse, and Lapland Buntings in SW Field and at North End (near John O'Groats).
 
Ringing total 54 comprising: 1 Water Rail (an adult male mist-netted in the Secret Garden – see image below), 6 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 6 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 3 Chaffinch and 15 Siskin.
 
Records contributed by Chris & Carol Baillie, Richard Campey, Tim Davis, James Diamond, Rob Duncan, Paul Holt, Andy Jayne, Tim Jones and Jac Turner-Moss.
 
The adult male Water Rail trapped in the 'Secret Garden', lower Millcombe, 14 Oct © Richard Campey

A first-year Peregrine (with streaked, not barred underparts) over South End, 14 Oct © Richard Campey

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