An exceptional ringing day

16th September 2014 – hazy sun ESE1/2
A few Sandwich Tern were over the sea.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds included 15 Chiffchaff, 10 Robin, 10 Robin, 2 Blackcap and single Willow Warbler and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Meadow Pipit remain to the fore with 4000 birds logged, also seen were smaller numbers of Pink-footed Goose, Swallow, Pied/White Wagtail and Grey Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 10 Greenshank.
Lunar Underwing was new for the year.
An exceptional 230 birds were ringed, the majority were Meadow Pipit but with a sprinkling of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch and Dunnock.