Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 31st

Todays sightings were of 2 Black Redstarts at the golf club car park and overhead 6 Swallows, 3 Lapwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Chaffinches and 3 Skylarks. An influx of Pied Wagtails with over 20 reported from various locations. At … Continue reading

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October 30th

A dozen Skylarks over Mannez this morning and one Mistle Thrush amongst the latest Redwing invasion in on the East winds. Passing over the airport 200 Redwings, 100 Fieldfares, 25 Goldfinches and 200+ Chaffinches. Ringing in Mannez was again very … Continue reading

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October 29th

Sightings today were of 2 grey wagtails in st Anne’s. An increase in Swallow passage with around 50 through during the day. About 150 Redwings and 40 Fieldfares in Mannez Quarry. 3 Golden plovers over Longis common. The ringing picked … Continue reading

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October 28th

At Veux le Saux this morning 1 female Marsh Harrier, 6 Skylarks, 6 Swallows, 30+ Chaffinch (over), 20 Siskins, 25 Fieldfares. At Mannez 1 ring ouzel, 4 woodcock, 60 Siskin, 150 redwing and 1 grey wagtail. There were 2 Black … Continue reading

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October 27th

Winds turned from W to SW overnight and we had a clear night. There were some interesting species passing over Longis common this morning including 1 Golden Plover, 6 Swallows, 1 Merlin and a female Marsh Harrier. A Short-eared Owl … Continue reading

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October 26th

Today there was an immature Brent Goose at Platte Saline. An increase in Swallows with about 35 through today. A flock of 15 Skylark over Longis common and a Jack Snipe on the pond. At the golf club this evening … Continue reading

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October 25th

A belated record from the 24th of 5 Woodlarks seen flying high over Mannez lighthouse bound for France by Paul Veron. Very light SW winds today. Fog was present from about 8am throughout the day cutting of visual migration but … Continue reading

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October 24th

This morning the there were 5 Dark-bellied Brent Geese in Longis Bay along with a Turnstone, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 1 Grey Plover. On the Obs roof a female Black Redstart and a fine male Black Redstart on the football … Continue reading

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October 23rd

David Child reported 100+ Fieldfares over Little St at 8am, a male Hen Harrier over the NW edge of the airfield at 9.15, 8 Dunlin at Platte Saline and 2 Ringed Plovers on Corbletts Beach. He also confirms the two … Continue reading

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October 22nd

Today there were 3 Dunlin with 4 Bar-tailed Godwit in Longis Bay. A Woodcock was seen at mannez quarry. Sandy Robertson reports a Sandwich Tern in Braye bay and a ring tailed Hen Harrier over the railway line at Whitegates. … Continue reading

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