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Tuesday 21 October 2014

20 October - Waxwing arrives

Tim Jones reports an adult male Waxwing in Millcombe this morning (20 Oct). There was a small influx of migrants: 30 Chiffchaffs, 20 Goldcrests and 10 Blackcaps. Also 70 Swallows and 5 Stonechat. Two Firecrests still present, as were the Tufted Duck and 2 Teal at Pondsbury.
During a morning seawatch from the Castle, 1 Bonxie and a Balearic Shearwater were recorded. A Snow Bunting was being hunted by a Merlin over Rat Island and a Reed Bunting was in Upper Millcombe.

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