Ringers hit double century

1st October 2011 – overcast/calm
A single Gannet was the only bird logged.
Grounded Migrants
Truly grounded birds remained in short supply with a sprinkling of Robin holding 3 Coal Tit, 2 Goldcrest and single Tree Sparrow, Chiffchaff and Blackcap .
Diurnal Migration
Diurnal migration was again much in evidence with 2500 Meadow Pipit, 550 Pink-footed Goose, 80 alba Wagtail, 80 Greenfinch, 80 Skylark, 60 Linnet, 50 Chaffinch, 30 Siskin, 10 Jackdaw, 10 Starling, 6 Swallow, 4 Grey Wagtail and 4 Lesser Redpoll logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Black-tailed Godwit was amongst 10 Greenshank.
At least 14 Little Egret remain and a Merlin was seen.
Ideal conditions, heavy cloud to the north with very light winds and a few light showers early morning, provided a remarkable day with a total of over 200 birds of 16 species ringed. Individual totals involved 123 Meadow Pipit, 34 Greenfinch, 14 Chaffinch, 13 Goldfinch, 5 House Sparrow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Goldcrest and single Kestrel, Robin, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Linnet, Great Tit, Tree Sparrow, Siskin and Wren.
Kestrel and Tree Sparrow.