Gibraltar Point Highlights

October 6th. Around, including birds trapped, were the 2 Richard’s Pipit around the Spit area, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Stonechat, 25 Redwing, 11 Ring Ouzel, a Wheatear, a Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, 3 Brambling, a Ruff, a Greenshank and a Jack Snipe. Flying south were 260 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare and 32 Siskin.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 32 new birds: 6 Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff, a Wren, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock, 7 Song Thrush, 3 Redwing and a Ring Ouzel; and 4 retraps: a Robin, 2 Wren and a Goldcrest.
The Lesser Whitethroat appeared to be too pale for a British bird, but determining subspecies can be difficult.


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