Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Wintersett 07.09.16

15 - 20 degrees with 8/8 cloud this morning and a light south easterly,  sunny this afternoon.
Anglers CP Vis. Mig:  06.30 - 10.10hrs.   The first movement of  Meadow Pipits started around 08.00 and continued to 10.00hrs  502 was the final total - an excellent number for September.   A Greenshank flew northwest at 07.20 and 2 more dropped in at 09.30hrs.  240 Swallow went south, also 23 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin,  38 Chaffinch  and 2 Hobby .
Wintersett Res: A Greenshank flew east at 10.30hrs.  Cetti's Warbler 1 singing male.  A flock of 200 Linnet were in the west bank field.
Bird Ringing highlights this morning were:  Blackcap 11,  Whitethroat 2,  Lesser Whitethroat 1,  Sedge Warbler 1,   Reed Warbler 13,  Willow Warbler 7 and Chiffchaff 17.
Overnight moth highlights were:  Twin-spotted Wainscot,  Scarce Silver-lines,  Chevron,  Angle-striped Sallow, Black Rustic and Flame Carpet.

                                           Flame Carpet           ACP  ASmith

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