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 there were 2 Black Redstarts on the  clubhouse roof and everywhere is hopping with Robins! Could be another busy morning.

Ringing at Mannez and Longis produced another 84 newly-ringed birds. The highlights were 2 new species added to the island ringing list; a Woodcock at Essex Farm and then Paul Veron caught a Kestrel at Mannez. Other birds ringed today included 21 Redwing, 6 Song Thrushes, 10 Blackbirds, 1 Firecrest, 8 Goldcrests, 7 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 12 Robins and  a Starling.

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Adult male Woodcock – Essex Farm – Photo – ABO

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Kestrel – Mannez – Photo – Paul Veron

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Brent Goose – Platte Saline – photo – David Child

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2 Responses to October 26th

  1. Jamie Hooper says:

    How did you age the Woodcock? It is tricky!

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