Gib Pallid and Rough Leg

October 29th. Moderately strong southerly wind.
A Pallid Harrier was seen flying south over East Dunes and then from the Wash Viewpoint. Also around were 2 Hen Harrier, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Merlin, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 75 Redwing. On Tennyson’s Sands were 2 Greenshank. Flying south were a Whooper Swan, 20 Pink-footed Goose, 21 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 292 Wigeon, 15 Pintail, 152 Teal, 25 Pochard, 2 Scaup, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and a Black-throated Diver; and west 50 Pink-footed Goose.

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October 30th. Continuing moderately strong southerly wind.
Birds around included a Black Redstart, 2 Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, a Merlin, a Woodcock, 1950 Oystercatcher and 15 Redwing. On Tennyson’s Sands were a Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank. Heading south were a Mediterranean Gull and a Short-eared Owl.

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 November 1st. Foggy, soggy start.
Birds around, including those trapped, were a Great Grey Shrike, 2+ Black Redstart, a Snow Bunting, a Short-eared Owl, a male Hen Harrier, a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a Woodcock, 2 Ruff and a Blackcap. Flying south were a Whooper Swan, 132 Pink-footed Goose and a Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 14 new birds a Wren, 2 Dunnock, 2 Redwing, 8 Blackbird and a Woodcock; and 6 retraps: a Blackcap, 2 Robin, 2 Goldcrest and a Great Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by David Vincent resulted in 20 new birds and 32 retraps. The new birds were 12 Greenfinch, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird and singles of Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Brambling and Chaffinch. The retraps were 11 Great Tit, 6 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 4 Blue Tit, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, a Wren and a Chaffinch.
November 2nd. Foggy and soggy most of day.
Around were a male Hen Harrier,   Short-eared Owl, a Woodcock, 84 Shoveler, 750 Teal, 60 Blackbird and a Goldcrest. On Tennyson’s Sands were 3 Avocet, a Spotted Redshank and a Water Rail, and on the Mere a Water Rail.
  A short morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 3 new birds: a Dunnock and 2 Blackbird; and 2 retraps: singles of Robin and Dunnock.