Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Spurn Week 11

Another, although much smaller than the previous, thrush fall during the week was very welcome. This time though there were a lot more Blackbirds, with large numbers of birds coming through Churchfield, in addition to the Redwings which still numbered over 3000. In the end we ringed over 100 Blackbirds in a single day, plus I got to ring my first ever Fieldfare, followed quickly by the second. This is hardly a surprise given that there were 1000 in the area. A Ring Ouzel was also a nice surprise, a stunning male.

Blackbirds and Starlings were seen coming in off throughout the week, and as a result Starling numbers built up to over 10000 birds and the roost movements were extremely impressive. A small flock of Whooper Swans flew over the Churchfield whilst we were ringing, and occasional flocks of Pink-footed Geese could be seen going south.
-Ring Ouzel 
Species List:
Spurn Bird Obs: Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Gadwall, Shoveler, Pink-footed Goose, Brent Goose, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Gannet, Cormorant, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Water Rail, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Greenshank. Common Redshank, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Feral Pigeon, Short-eared Owl, Tawny Owl, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Rock Pipit, Grey Wagtail, White Wagtail, Stonechat, Blackbird, Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Redwing, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Rook, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Brambling, Siskin, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Snow Bunting, Red Admiral, Comma, 

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