Monthly Archives: July 2015

30th July 2015 – Ringing starts.

A clear morning with a light SW wind. Two unseasonal species today in the form of 2 Firecrest and a fly over Siskin. Otherwise it was standard late July fare. 3 Willow Warbler (including one in the nets) 3 Chiffchaff, … Continue reading

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29th July 2015 – Wood Warbler

As headed out the door this morning, I received a message from David Cooper saying his Dad had found a Wood Warbler in Birling Lane. I headed straight over but the bird had gone missing. Initially found near the car … Continue reading

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26th July 2015 – My first passerine migrants of late summer

An overcast dry start with a rain front moving in from the south by 09.30. A morning with a few signs of late summer/early autumn migration. My first returning Willow Warbler and a single Sedge Warbler in Shooters Bottom. About … Continue reading

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Great black-backed Gull 0NN8

Many thanks to Paul K Veron for providing the report of this birds movements. Here’s a photo of ONN8 being ringed on Guernsey in June 2011! Cutie pie, getting his bling put on in 2011. Handsome devil. Beach life in Sussex … Continue reading

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15th July 2015 – Another Yellow legged Gull

An evening check of the fresh water run off at Holywell beach produced another juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. A different bird from Monday. This time a larger, heavier set bird, probably making it a male. Not only was it larger but the tertial … Continue reading

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14th July 2015 – Great black-backed Gull 0NN8

A quick look at the gull flock this afternoon. No Yellow-legs amongst c30 large gulls but three juv. Herring Gulls and a colour ringed Great-black backed Gull. It should be straight forward to get some history on this bird via the … Continue reading

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13th July 2015 – Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

I like Gulls, especially big noisy scruffy ones and even though it’s no longer wizardry to be able to pick out both Yellow-legged & Caspian Gulls I still find it very engaging. With the broad spectrum of individual variation it can often be … Continue reading

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