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Thursday 29th October 2015

Visible migration was notable today especially during the morning with an estimated 5000 starlings at least moving along the coast, with smaller numbers of Lapwings, thrushes, finches and Skylarks also noted plus a single Woodlark. Two Ring Ouzels were along the eastern edge of the reserve for the majority of the day, a male Hen harrier few west mid afternoon and other notable species included a Peregrine, Short-eared Owl and Rough-legged Buzzard. On the sea there was a Slavonian Grebe, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Goldeneye and a Long-tailed Duck off Gore Point.

One of two confiding Bramblings in front of the Observatory building this morning - Holme Bird Obs, 29th October 2015