Tuesday, 29th November 2016

The Siberian Chiffchaff was trapped and ringed along with the collybita Chiffchaff today.

Offshore 
2 Shelducks east, 29 Common Scoters west, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Auk sp. east.

Visible Migration
4 Fieldfares south and 12 Redwings south.

Others 
4 Whooper Swans, 750 Pink-footed Geese, 470 Wigeons, 750 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 2 Little Egrets, 800 Lapwings, 29 Ringed Plovers, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Turnstones, 180 Dunlins, 12 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 1 Raven, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail and 11 Twite. 

Bearded Tit

Ringing
2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Siberian Chiffchaff and 1 Chiffchaff.
 
 Chiffchaff
 
 
Siberian Chiffchaff

Monday, 28th November 2016

The third Siberian Chiffchaff of the Autumn was found today. It was heard calling near one of our feeding stations and watched feeding with a collybita Chiffchaff which had been present for about a week. The bird is in an area with no public access.

Siberian Chiffchaff (left) & Collybita Chiffchaff (right)

Offshore
41 Common Scoters west, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Guillemot.

Grounded Migrants
1 Siberian Chiffchaff.
 
 Siberian Chiffchaff

Others
800 Pink-footed Geese, 425 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 750 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers,1 Bittern, 2 Little Egrets, 3 Water Rails, 40 Golden Plovers, 750 Lapwings, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 175 Turnstones, 300 Dunlins, 1 Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Merlin, 4 Bearded Tits, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats and 4 Rock Pipits.

Ringing
2 Pied Wagtails and 7 Greenfinch.
 
 Pied Wagtail

Sunday, 27th November 2016

Offshore
14 Common Scoters west, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Guillemots east and 12 Auk sp. east.

Others
500 Pink-footed Geese, 515 Wigeons, 2 Gadwalls, 800 Teal, 5 Goldeneyes, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Little Egrets, 9 Golden Plovers, 465 Lapwings, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 130 Turnstones, 250 Dunlins, 1 Jack Snipe, 28 Snipe, 1 Barn Owl, 6 Bearded Tits, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Water Pipit, 50 Linnets and 11 Twite.
 
 Little Egrets

Gadwall

Ringing
1 Bearded Tit (the second male) and 3 Reed Buntings.
 
 Bearded Tit

Saturday, 26th November 2016

Offshore 
21 Shelducks east, 3 Wigeons east, 39 Common Scoters west, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers west, 3 Great Crested Grebes west & 2 on the sea, 1 Guillemot and 5 Auk sp. east.

Visible Migration 
17 Wood Pigeons east.

Others
500 Pink-footed Geese, 380 Wigeons, 600 Teal, 6 Goldeneyes, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Little Egret, 2 Water Rails, 34 Golden Plovers, 750 Lapwings, 33 Black-tailed Godwits, 160 Turnstones, 400 Dunlins, 1 Woodcock, 1 Merlin, 4 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Black-tailed Godwit

Stonechat

Ringing 
2 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 8 Pied Wagtails and 10 Greenfinch.
 
 Greenfinch

Friday, 25th November 2016

Offshore
8 Shelducks east, 11 Common Scoters west, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers east & 1 on sea, 1 Great Crested Grebe east, 2 Guillemots east and 16 Auk sp. east.

Visible Migration
6 Starlings in off.

Others
2 Whooper Swans, 600 Pink-footed Geese, 380 Wigeons, 750 Teal, 5 Goldeneyes, 2 Little Egrets, 75 Golden Plovers, 750 Lapwings, 31 Ringed Plovers, 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 500 Dunlins, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Merlin, 6 Bearded Tits, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Bearded Tits

Teal

Ringing 
1 Wren and 2 Reed Buntings.

Thursday, 24th November 2016

Offshore 
48 Common Scoters west, 1 Goldeneye west, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers west, 4 Great Crested Grebes west and 7 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
425 Pink-footed Geese south and 60 Wood Pigeons east.

Others
1000 Pink-footed Geese, 415 Wigeons, 400 Teal, 2 Pintails, 5 Goldeneyes, 3 Little Egrets, 65 Golden Plovers, 700 Lapwings, 38 Ringed Plovers, 16 Black-tailed Godwits, 140 Turnstones, 120 Sanderlings, 320 Dunlins, 1 Merlin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechats and 1 Grey Wagtail.
 
 Pink-footed Geese

Little Egret

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Offshore 
47 Common Scoters west, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers west, 2 Great Crested Grebes west and 5 Auk sp. west.

Visible Migration
16 Wood Pigeons east and 2 Siskins east.

Others
11 Whooper Swans, 1000 Pink-footed Geese, 350 Wigeons, 375 Teal, 4 Goldeneyes, 1 Little Egret, 700 Lapwings, 37 Ringed Plovers, 150 Turnstones, 115 Sanderlings, 500 Dunlins, 7 Snipe, 1 Merlin, 3 Bearded Tits, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail and 5 Rock Pipits.
 
 Wigeon