Monday 17 October 2011

Autumn at Portland....but in the sun !!

We've just spent 3 Days at Portland Bird Obs. over the week-end.
Wendy and Dawn ringed the first Redwings of Portland's autumn, nice to find in the nets amongst the Robins !Not all autumn though, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs and a very nice to weigh 24.g Garden Warbler..
Raptor movement was nice too..
10 Common Buzzards soaring above the Bill was record- breaking on the Saturday, and the Kestrels, Sparrowhawks and Short-eared Owls kept the finches diving for cover and into nets.
Shorties peaked at 18 Owls over the Top fields on the Sunday.

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