Sunday, 20 September 2009

Weather,mainly overcast,north.I spent most of the day at Sandwich ringing.The day will best be remembered for the numbers of Meadow Pipits passing through the area (3,700) nearly 40 were ringed.Other birds seen in the area included - Merlin 1,Hobby 1,Red-backed Shrike 1,Grey Wagtail 9,Whinchat 18 and Snipe 1.Birds ringed - Sparrowhawk 1,Greenfinch 1,Blackcap 25,Dunnock 7,Whitethroat 1,Reed Warbler 1,Redstart 1,Great Tit 4,Chaffinch 1,Chiffchaff 10,Wren 3,Blackbird 3 and Robin 2.
A Tawny Owl was heard calling just outside the Sandwich Bay estate at 545am.

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