Saturday 24 October 2015

Saturday 24th October

The Great Grey Shrike was still present on Warren Point early morning but flew off high north at 8.35am; the Dartford Warbler and Short-eared Owl were also on the Point. In the estuary counts included 414 Brent Geese, 124 Great Black-backed Gull, 86 Dunlin, 21 Turnstone, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, eight Sanderling and single Knot and Greenshank.

Peregrine - Dave Jewell
Ringing News: This Ringed Plover was at the Warren on 17-18 October. It was ringed at Makkevika, Norway on 6 September 2015, just 41 days prior to its discovery in the Bight. This is the sixth different ringed Ringed Plover recorded at the Warren this year and the third to come from this scheme in the last 12 months with others seen in Oct 2014 & Aug 2015.
The Recording Group takes a proactive approach to looking for ringed birds and so far during 2015 over 300 reads have been made, involving 16 different species and over 160 different individuals.

It is valuable and enlightening work which we feel important to promote. If anybody who does visit the site and is fortunate to make a positive ring read we would ask that as well as submitting details to the ringer and the BTO any such news be kindly passed on to for inclusion on our database.


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