• Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver © S Cossey

  • Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow © D Fox

  • Hoopoe

    Hoopoe © D Jones

  • Pale-bellied Brent Goose

    Pale-bellied Brent Goose © R Taylor

  • Sora
  • Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch © D Jones

  • Baltimore Oriole

    Baltimore Oriole © T Wright

  • Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting © R Campey

Sightings

As summarised by the title, today was a bit of a washout but the birds were still out there. Census counts made up most of today’s records with highlights including 2 Mallard on Rocket Pole Pond, 216 Razorbill off Benjamin’s Chair, 4 Linnets over Old Light, 4 Redwing, 3 Goldcrest and 4 Water Rail in Millcombe, 105 Herring Gulls in the fields, a single Kittiwake in South Landing, 13 Gannet off Southwest Fields, 2 Pied Wagtails in Highstreet Field, 4 Stonechat back on territory, and a pair of Peregrine calling as they flew over Quarter Wall. Other sightings from today included a female Merlin hunting the Church Field area, a single Skylark heard half-heartedly singing on the Airfield, a pair of Eurasian Teal on Pondsbury, 5 Chaffinch in Millcombe Valley, 24 Meadow Pipits between Quarter Wall and Halfway Wall.

Ringing

No ringing was undertaken today due to the weather.