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Thursday, 28 October 2021

28th Oct – Bullfinch, Bonxie, Great Northern Diver – and an elusive pipit...

Rob Duncan writes:
 
"Today was quite difficult again in a strong southerly wind and rain late morning setting in.
 
Still some good birds to be had (see below). Finches were still passing in small numbers but only a handful of Redwing present. Ringing comprised 51 new birds, with 42 Siskin, 8 Chaffinch and a Goldfinch."
 
Justin Zantboer adds: "Seawatching / Millcombe Valley 08:00-10:00hrs: possible Olive-backed Pipit lower Millcombe, seen/heard flying up from the Secret Gardens at 08:30hrs before being lost to view heading towards St John’s. Sadly not relocated and not enough on it to confirm. Bonxie 09:20hrs south then landed on the sea, 16 Gannet, 41 Kittiwake, 11 Razorbill and 52 auk sp. south. Also 14 Gannet & 22 Kittiwake offshore. This evening, two Great Northern Diver and an adult Common Gull were in the Landing Bay. Day counts in and around Millcombe included a vocal Bullfinch, which dropped into lower Millcombe (not sexed as only seen briefly in flight), 1 Firecrest, 5 Goldcrest, 10 Redwing, 50+ Chaffinch, 12 Brambling, 150+ Siskin, 1 Swallow, 1 ringed female Blackcap and 2 ringed Chiffchaff."

Records from Records from Rob Duncan and Justin, Ellie & Dan Zantboer.
 
Record shot of Great Northern Diver,
Landing Bay, 28 Oct © Justin Zantboer


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