Thursday, 1 October 2020

Cissbury Ring

 A steady morning's ringing with Val and Finch produced, alongside the continued torrent of Blackcaps, some variety in the nets, including a Marsh Tit, a Bullfinch and two Song Thrushes. Overhead passage involved my first Redwing of the autumn, seven Crossbills, at least eight redpolls, 12 Siskins, 30 Meadow Pipits, 50 House Martins, three Swallows and five Pied/White Wagtails. Three Ravens and a Sparrowhawk also flew over, a Mistle Thrush errupted from the trees and a male Stonechat was unusual below our ringing station.