Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30th

Winds dropped considerably overnight, this morning was crisp and sunny with a ground frost in places. There was very little passerine visual migration compared to yesterday, the only bird of note a Swallow over Longis reserve for a couple of … Continue reading

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November 29th

This morning was clear that lots of birds were moving again (perhaps ahead of the coming cold spell). There were about 100 Fieldfares on the golf course and Chaffinches also regularly passing over. The Black-necked Grebe was in the same … Continue reading

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November 28th

East winds continue to blow strongly all day accompanied by blue skies and sunshine. Joe England found a Black-necked Grebe in Braye Bay taking our species for the year to 181. An increase in Fieldfares through today approximately 200 over. … Continue reading

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27th November

Continued easterly winds increased to storm force again by late afternoon. The Greenfinch flock is back on Longis common and now about 40 strong. Visual migration again evident today with about 200 Redwings, 30 Fieldfare and 50 Chaffinches over longis … Continue reading

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November 26th

After a couple more days of awful weather our only record of note in the last 48hrs is a Sandwich Tern in Longis Bay. It was great to get out this morning to ring at one of our primary sites … Continue reading

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November 23rd

Finally a lull in the winds, but not for long… After several days of very few passerines around, this morning saw another good day of visual migration. Small beer compared to early in the month but still several small flocks … Continue reading

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November 21st

The harsh weather continues… a short break between showers this afternoon allowed a little birding. 1 Female Wigeon flew over Platte Saline, about 30 Meadow Pipits, 20 Chaffinches and 10 Goldfinches were in the large ploughed field at platte saline. … Continue reading

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November 20th

After storm Angus saw 90mph + winds we woke to find one of our huge front gates ripped off its hinges, a few tiles from the out buildings in the yard. Across the island several trees were down. An inspection … Continue reading

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November 19th

Storm force winds again today but we were able to ring in a sheltered barn entrance at Kiln Farm where we caught another 51 new Starlings. Grey Wagtail still present at the farm. No other news.

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November 18th

Today strong winds again with intermittent heavy showers. Jo England and I got out birding around the island. Whilst any passerine with any sense was sheltering deep in undergrowth we did manage to clock up 53 species. Of note were … Continue reading

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