The last few days have seen a wide range of migrants passing through, albeit it in small numbers, in often clear conditions with a chilly E wind. Highlights for the period 6th to 11th have included:
Three pairs of Teal on Pondsbury, a Curlew on 8th, 68 Puffins on 10th, a Merlin on 8th & 11th, a Rook on 6th & 8th, a trickle of hirundine passage – with a peak Swallow count of 54 on 7th, a steady passage of Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps, a single Firecrest on 6th, a male Ring Ouzel feeding on the slopes above Jenny's Cove on 10th, single Black Redstarts on 6th & 10th, Common Redstarts on 8th (3 birds) and 11th (2), a Greenfinch on 6th, a Redpoll on 8th and a Reed Bunting on 6th.
Compiled from sightings by Dean Jones, Philip Lymbery, and Ann & Tony Taylor.
Tony also reports that fieldwork for the ongoing Wheatear colour-ringing study has been very productive so far.
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