Monday, 21 December 2015

Late December 2015

December 31st. Around were 2 Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, 2 Merlin, a Woodcock, 150 Fieldfare and a Stonechat.

December 30th. Birds around included 500 Pink-footed Goose and 5 Corn Bunting.

December 29th. Around were a Water Pipit, a Stonechat, 30 Corn Bunting, 500 Pink-footed Goose, 670 Lapwing, 220 Sanderling and 319 Cormorant.

December 28th. Birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Buzzard, 40 Fieldfare, a Blackcap and 9 Long-tailed Tit.

 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, with Mike Polling, resulted in 13 new birds: 6 Long-tailed Tit, a Blackcap, a Robin, a Goldfinch, a Great Tit, a Greenfinch and 2 Blackbird; 7 retraps: singles of Blue Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock, Great Tit, Goldfinch and Great Spotted Woodpecker; and 3 control Long-tailed Tit.

December 27th. Around were a Water Pipit, a Stonechat, 2 Peregrine, 2 Merlin, 390 Pink-footed Goose, 360 Grey Plover and 1500 Oystercatcher. Offshore were 400 Eider, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 60 Red-throated Diver and 12 Common Scoter. Heading south were 7 Siskin.

December 26th. Birds around included 40 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing and 35 Corn Bunting.

December 25th. Around were a male Hen Harrier, 8 Fieldfare and 3 Woodcock. On Tennyson's Sands were 500 Pink-footed Goose.

 A brief morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue provided 2 new and 2 retrap Blackbird.

December 24th. Birds around included 800 Pink-footed Goose, a Green Woodpecker and 50 Fieldfare. On Tennyson's Sands were a Spotted Redshank, a Pintail and 5 Black-tailed Godwit. Offshore were 17 Eider. Flying south were a Kittiwake and 98 Eider. In from the east came 113 Pink-footed Goose.

December 23rd. Around, including birds trapped, were a Water Pipit, a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Kingfisher, 600 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Woodcock, 23 Corn Bunting, 3 Redwing and 7 Fieldfare. On Tennyson's Sands was a Cetti's Warbler. South went 25 Siskin, 8 Stock Dove, 35 Eider and 13 Red-throated Diver.

 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue produced 2 new birds: singles of Redwing and Blackbird; and 4 retraps: a Dunnock, a Great Tit and 2 Blackbird.

December 22nd. Birds around included 600 Brent Goose, a Woodcock, 27 Corn Bunting, 2 Redwing and 140 Fieldfare. On Tennyson's Sands were a Cetti's Warbler, a Spotted Redshank and a Water Rail. Offshore was a Long-tailed Duck.

December 21st. Around were 100+ Pink-footed Goose, 70 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing and 2 Woodcock.

 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, with Mike Polling, resulted in 6 new Blackbird; and 4 retraps: a Dunnock and 3 Blackbird.

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