Gib Highlights

October 11th. A Rustic Bunting was discovered in the Cycle Track area. Other notables were 3 Yellow-browed Warbler and a Great Grey Shrike. Other birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Firecrest, a late Willow Warbler, 5+ Ring Ouzel, 8 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 150 Pink-footed Goose, 7 Brambling, a Black Redstart, a Redstart, a Buzzard, a Marsh Harrier, 6 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff and a Mediterranean Gull.
A long ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett and James Siddle, produced 154 new birds: 118 Goldcrest, a Willow Warbler, a Firecrest, 18 Robin, 2 Blackcap, a Lesser Redpoll, a Black Redstart, 2 Reed Bunting, a Redstart, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush and 2 Blackbird; and 6 retraps: a Robin, 2 Goldcrest, a Dunnock, a Blackbird and a Wren.





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