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Thursday 2 October 2014

2 Oct – Barred Warbler & Red-throated Pipit

Thursday 2nd October: Richard Campey reports brief views of a Barred Warbler on the Terrace at about 11.00am. After showing well enough for its ID to be clinched, the bird flew down over the sidelands towards Quarry Beach but couldn't be relocated. Shortly afterwards Richard heard what he was sure was a Red-throated Pipit calling in flight, but he was likewise unable to relocate it, so it is possible that it was simply a 'fly through' individual. On the other hand, Richard had to make his way down for the boat back to the mainland this afternoon, so was only able to spend limited time searching what is a surprisingly big island on which to conceal a small brown bird...

Chris Dee reports further good catches of Meadow Pipits and Swallows among 195 birds ringed during the day. Birds in Millcombe included a Lesser Whitethroat and a juvenile male Ring Ouzel.

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