Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 17th

Rain, Wind, Rain, Wind…..

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November 16th

More strong westerly winds 1 Bar tailed Godwit on Longis beach. A Male Sparrowhawk over the golf course, 12 Snipe on Longis reserve. No ringing today.

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November 15th

Windy and misty conditions today but assistant warden Joe England had a good days birding around the island. He reports a Woodcock near the bat cave, 1 Dunlin, 28 Ringed Plovers, 3 Grey Plovers, 5 Turnstones and a Sandwich Tern … Continue reading

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November 14th

2 Woodcocks at Essex farm at first light, a still morning with strong overnight north winds turning to light westerly in the early hours. Probably the largest and most impressive visual migration this year took place this morning as some … Continue reading

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November 13th

Peregrines are now regularly hunting at the north east end of the island, often seen over the golf course, Longis and Mannez. This morning a juvenile was observed trying to make Fieldfare its breakfast, and a very large adult female … Continue reading

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12th November

The persistent morning rain was followed by afternoon fog so little to report. Some 200 Redwings on the golf course at 2pm were the only sightings of note as the majority of the day was spent catching up on other … Continue reading

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November 11th

After yesterdays gale force winds today could not have been more contrasting. Again visual migration was evident with around 1000 Starlings, 500 Fieldfares, 200 Redwings, 50 Chaffinches and 2 Skylarks over Longis common. There was also a noticeable increase in … Continue reading

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November 10th

Another day of strong NW winds and showers. There was 1 Bar-tailed Godwit in Longis Bay and Joe England had a Woodcock fly over Longis reserve. There were still plenty of Thrushes being swept around by todays gales. Tomorrows conditions … Continue reading

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November 9th

Howling winds all day from the NW gusting to 50mph. Reports in of 2 Sandwich Tern in Longis Bay and another in Braye Bay this morning. Around Kiln Farm 2 Black Redstarts, 1000+ Starlings and an impressive roost of 60 … Continue reading

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November 8th

Our day began with a magnificent pod of around 50 Bottle nosed dolphins passing just off shore of Mannez lighthouse. We are continuing to see very large numbers of passerines into the second weeek of November. Some 1000 Starlings passed … Continue reading

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