September 11th

With first light 5 Wheatears were conspicuous on top of the anti tank wall along Longis bay. The Bar-tailed Godwit flock, around for nearly a week now moved from Longis bay at early high tide onto the golf course where numbering 22 they were joined by a Whimbrel. About a dozen Wheatear were seen along the south cliffs and there were 6 this evening at Mannez lighthouse along with 30+House Martins and 5 Yellow Wagtails (over). Around 100 Swallows roosted on Longis reserve as did small flocks of Starlings and Greenfinches the latter two species sharing a roost site. There were 4 Snipe on Longis pond this morning and a Kingfisher zipped past headed towards fort Albert. 2 Sanderling were reported from Braye beach.

The ringing was a bit more like it today after the winds turned to come from the North for a spell last night bringing new birds in. We ringed 72 new birds from 14 species including a Pied Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, 2 Stonechat (now 30 this year) 8 Meadow Pipits, 20 Willow Warblers, 6 Sedge Warblers, 5 Robins, 7 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats and 11 Swallows.

 

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