Key:Plain Text- Resident/Regular Visitor.Green -Likely to be Annual. Amber -Less than Annual. Red -Rarity. CAPITALS -New bird for site.
(The above "Colour Coding" changed for several species in 2013 due to some being now a more regular species at the Haven - which has got to be good, whilst others are unfortunately not seen/recorded here as much as they used to be. This coding is purely defined by ourselves for the Haven site).
Site Year Tick*
1st - After a very warm and mostly dry September, the first day of October proved to be a very mixed one. From grey and overcast, complete with some on/off drizzle (heavier at times) to signs of blue skies and sun, the day overall was another warm one that reached +19 degrees. Early wind speeds reached highs of 22mph with gusting up to 26mph - by the evening these were varying from barely a breeze up to just 3mph and direction of NW/NNW. A site visit (including a ringing session) from 06.30 to 09.00hrs yielded 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Reed Buntings, the former not a usual species still to be here come October, however the site has had one Sedge Warbler recorded as late as 22nd October (2008). During this morning's session, there was 'quite a bit of passage evident' with approximate totals given as 1 Sand Martin and 100+ Swallows, c10 Skylarks, 25+ Goldfinch, 40+ Meadow Pipits and 70+ Linnets. Also seen were 2 Stonechats and rounding up the noted species was a Green Woodpecker. SC.
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