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Saturday 19th September 2015

Ringing from early morning until 2.30pm produced 49 new and 11 ringed birds, including a Cetti's and a Reed Warbler, 16 Meadow Pipits, 12 Reed Buntings, a Blackcap, 3 Goldfinches and 7 Blue Tits. A party of 12 Great Skuas flew over west and another was seen offshore together with 50 Common Scoters, a Manx Shearwater, 3 Red-throated Divers, 72 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe and 15 Sandwich Terns. Also of note today were 4 Buzzards, 2 Greenshank, 3 Bearded Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, one Whitethroat, a Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Redpolls and 12 Siskins.