Saturday, 8 October 2016

Poor end to a poor week

Normally I would blog on a Sunday about the previous week but it's been so bad Saturday night will do to get it out of the way.

The week started off badly with recording nothing in the garden, strong winds later in the week just added to the misery. The only birds noted have been Collared Dove, House Sparrow and Goldfinch. Conditions have not been good to watch hawking Bats over the garden either.

The camera trap was out all week overnight, picking up the fox, an escaped domestic rabbit but no Badger.

On the ring reading front I previously blogged about a missed colour ringed cormorant, the one night I didn't visit the local hide someone left a logbook note of a "Manx" ringed gull. The observer was unable to identify the juvenile whether it was Herring Gull or Lesser Black-backed Gull, if it was the latter it might be on it's first ever migration down to Spain or further. After 90 minutes on the Hayle estuary this afternoon I had turned up nothing so a quick drive back to Stithians only to turn up regular Cormorant orange TBY and a local Herring Gull blue W:121 although the gull is a new one for me.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring a good start to the week

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