Pied Flycatcher influx

31st August 2015 – overcast V1
Only small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern were offshore.
Grounded Migrants
A small fall produced 4 Pied Flycatcher along with 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Robin, 3 Whitethroat and single Whinchat, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
Hirundines were on the move with 400 Swallow and 10 Sand Martin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 6 Greenshank, 2 Ruff, 2 Whimbrel and single Green Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper.
A Merlin was the best of the rest.
A very poor month on the ringing front with the total of 79 birds of 17 species one of the worst August totals recorded in 50 years. A pitiful number of warbler species were trapped – a reflection of current trends! Individual species totals (retraps in brackets) were as follows: House Sparrow 33, Willow Warbler 10, Goldfinch 5 (1), Robin 4, Blackbird 4, Swallow 3, Wren 3, Linnet 3, Whitethroat 2, Goldcrest 2, Dunnock 2, Greenfinch 2, Blackcap 1, Pied Flycatcher 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Tree Sparrow 1.