October 18th

A windy morning on West winds and a chance to go birding island wide resulting in 58 species recorded. Highlights were a roost of 250 Oystercatchers at Clonque, a Wheatear on Longis Common, 13 Jackdaw at the pigs, Marsh Harrier at Giffione, 2 Kingfishers and a Grey Wagtail at Corblets quarry and a Little Grebe in Crabby quarry. At Braye beach 5 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Grey Plovers, 1 Ringed Plover and 4 Bar-tailed Godwits adn 2 Brent Geese in Longis Bay.

Sandy Robertson spotted a Short eared Owl at Tourgis Hill

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Just a couple of nets opened in the afternoon at Essex farm and a nice return of 15 new birds included our 11th ringed Yellow-browed Warbler.

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