Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 17th

Paul Veron had a Greenshank and Common Sandpiper at Mannez Lighthouse this morning. The show stopper today was a juvenile Black Stork found by Mark Atkinson and showing well at Rose Farm this pm.    

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August 16th

With the East winds dropping I squeezed in a couple of hours ringing from first light at Longis reserve today. Only two nets were sheltered adequately for them to be opened but it was quickly evident there were new migrants … Continue reading

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August 15th

Strong Easterly winds continued throughout the day giving no opportunity to open any nets. Lee Sanders reported 2 Sanderling on Braye beach this morning and Robert manzano Rubio saw both Common and Green Sandpidper on Longis reserve. Other reports today … Continue reading

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August 13th & 14th

Continued NW winds into 13th August. Ringing was at Mannez and Longis reserve both venues very quiet with few migrants though we did catch 6 Stonechats on Longis Common. Making good the ringing room in the afternoon I came across … Continue reading

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August 12th

Better conditions this morning saw migrant birds again finding our nets and 60 birds in total processed. We had 2 first year Pied Flycatchers, a male and a female, along with another Garden Warbler and continued passage of Willow Warblers. … Continue reading

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August 11th

Overnight NW winds turned further to the west during today, there were noticeably fewer migrants around. A female Sparrowhawk passed over Obs around midday and there were two Kestrels hunting around Longis Reserve early this morning and 3 House Martins … Continue reading

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August 10th

Northwesterly winds were strong overnight and eased this morning but, despite it remaining blustery, we were able to open several of the nets around Essex Farm at locations where the nets were nicely sheltered from the conditions. Ringing demonstrations were … Continue reading

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August 9th

Another great morning ringing saw our first Garden Warbler of the autumn, first juvenile Long-tailed Tit of the year and a magnificent female Sparrowhawk all caught around Essex Farm. Willow Warblers were again prominent with 49 new birds, including our … Continue reading

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August 8th

A busy day of non birding duties today but managed a quick stop to check the gull roost at high tide on Braye Bay late this afternoon. There were 18 Mediterranean Gulls, 9 Black-headed Gulls, 3 Sandwich Terns and 4 … Continue reading

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August 7th

A promising start at first light went steadily downhill as mists came in followed by light drizzle and then increasing winds and showers. A couple of net rounds at Longis reserve were all that was possible and 16 birds were … Continue reading

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