Archive for September 19th, 2005

19th September 2005, Monday

Dungeness Bird Observatory

Another small but varied arrival of migrants with the main highlight being a very elusive (and early) Yellow-browed Warbler in the trapping area. Other notable birds included four Buzzards, four Marsh Harriers, a Merlin, a Long-eared Owl, a Firecest and a “continental” Coal Tit whilst overall numbers were provided by 1000 each of Swallows and House Martins, five Grey Wagtails, 15 Robins, six Lesser Whitethroats, six Blackcaps, 50 Chiffchaffs and 150 Siskins.
A Balearic Shearwater was also seen at sea.
David Walker (from DBO website)