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8th Oct


With the calmest conditions for a few days there were plenty of migrants around today. The highlights were at least three Yellow-browed Warblers, a late, (and our only one of the autumn) Turtle Dove, a Short-eared Owl, three Firecrests and 30 Ring Ouzels whilst numbers were provided by 30 Goldcrests, 50 Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, 20 Song Thrushes, five Redwings, 60 Robins and six Wheatears. Two Fieldfares were new for the autumn and two White-fronted Geese, 1000 Swallows, four Tree Sparrows, three Rock Pipits, 150 Goldfinches, 35 Siskins, six Redpolls and 80 Reed Buntings.  


Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochrurus   Dungeness    9th October 2016 (Gill Hollamby)
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus   Dungeness   8th October 2016
Robin Erithacus rubecula   Dungeness   8th October 2016 (Gill Hollamby)
A striking individual and presumably of reasonable distant eastern origin.