Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 30th

A busy day today with an estimated 1000 Swallows and 50 House Martins passing through the island on passage. More passerines about generally and a wider variety was reflected in the ringing. The ringing team split between Mannez Quarry and … Continue reading

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September 29th

High winds and rain lasted until early afternoon after which a few choice nets were deployed in the improved conditions. Just a few birds were ringed during the PM session. Passage migrants were fewer generally though a steady trickle of … Continue reading

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September 28th

A mixture of quantity and some rarer birds today amongst an overdue and more significant fall of Autumn migrants today.  At one of the smaller wooded valleys along the south cliffs this morning around 40 Chiffchaffs were on view at … Continue reading

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September 27th

A great end to Naturetreks stay this morning with a Yellow Wagtail at Braye and the Rose-coloured Starling showing very well moving between the roof of the old Kennels and the adjacent bramble patches on Longis common. Also on the … Continue reading

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September 26th

Yesterdays Wryneck has been followed today by our second Rose-coloured Starling of the Autumn. This new bird, another juvenile, was located in the brambles between the Obs and the old Kennels travelling with a dozen Starlings. Naturetrek had another good … Continue reading

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September 25th

Fairly strong Westerly winds all day kept the few grounded migrants present low and hard to see but visiting ringer Jenny Wallace found a Wryneck in Barrack Masters Lane near the Obs and a Common Redstart in the same area. … Continue reading

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September 24th

This mornings due south winds offered little expectation of migrants and this was the case with just a handful of birds ringed in Essex farm. However, late afternoon good numbers of Swallows appeared over Longis Common and subsequently 23 were … Continue reading

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September 23rd

Today most of the Obs and Wildlife Trust team attended the Inter-island Conservation conference in Guernsey. Arriving back at 5.15pm  there were 4 Bar-tailed Godwits on Braye beach and 2 Mediterranean Gulls in the bay. Southerly winds all day but … Continue reading

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September 22nd

Further reports from yesterday are of a Cuckoo at Mannez Quarry and a single flock of 34 Grey Plover amongst the roosting Oystercatchers near Fort Razz. This Morning a male Shoveler, female Teal, 17 Mallards and 3 Snipe on Longis … Continue reading

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September 21st

At Platt Saline beach 25 Ringed Plovers, 3 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, 2 Turnstone and 9 White Wagtail. David Wedd reports around 40 Wagtails at the same location yesterday. 1 Whinchat, 3 Stonechat and a Sparrowhawk at the North end of … Continue reading

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