Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 20th

At Longis reserve our visiting ringers saw a Jack Snipe, 5 Snipe, several Water Rail, Great White Egret, female Shoveler and a Teal. There were 8 Ringed Plover, 1 Duniln, 1 Sanderling and 1 Sandwich Tern on Longis beach and … Continue reading

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September 19th

A windless morning, we ringed Longis reserve returning 58 birds (16 species), 50 of which were new birds. An increase in Robins (9) and the first apparently migratory Song Thrushes (2) along with a Garden Warbler, a fine 1st year … Continue reading

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September 18th

A good day for birding and ringing today. Fewer Swallows through, bar two 50+ flocks, but a marked increase in finches with a flock of 18 Goldfinches and several small groups of Linnet on Longis Common.  There were 5 Snipe … Continue reading

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September 17th

An early sea watch by the Veron’s returned our first our first 2016 records of Sooty Shearwater, Black Tern and Arctic Tern. Full list as follows 10 Great Skuas 1, Arctic Skua 2 Black Terns, 13 Sandwich Terns, 13 Common/Arctic … Continue reading

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September 16th

My day was swallowed up with paperwork and maintenance jobs but I did see 8 Little Egrets on Longis beach first thing then in the afternoon had a Grey Wagtail (our first of the Autumn) over Essex farm. Whilst hedge … Continue reading

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September 15th

Overnight NE winds offered great potential but it rained through the early daylight hours preventing ringing until 0730. A good day of 114 new birds ringed then followed, with our first falls to speak of concerning Blackcap (21) and Whitethroat … Continue reading

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September 14th

Highlights a Common Redstart in Mannez quarry. 2 Teal, 1 male Shoveler, 5 Water Rail and 2 Snipe at Longis Pond. 2 Whinchats and 2 Wheatears on Longis common A very blustery day but winds dropped right off at about … Continue reading

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September 12th&13th

12th – A bit of catching up to do but not much to report for the 12th. We again had overnight southerly winds which made for a pleasant but uneventful ringing session of just a handful of birds at our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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September 10th

Save a couple of hours after day break and the last hour before dusk it is easy to sum up today in one word ‘RAIN’. This evening I walked from the Obs across Longis nature reserve and back via the … Continue reading

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