As the last of the summer visitors left, and our winter visitors started to arrive, it was good to find three species of pipit!
Further wet weather impacted second broods, and we still cannot access Thames Water land; but there were still some interesting birds to report.
The cool wet weather was great for wildflowers but not for breeding birds, and many species have struggled. But there were a few highlights!
Scillies pelagic - or, Three Men in a Boat! Alan Harris recounts the experiences of an RMRG expedition to see pelagic seabirds off Scilly.
With regret we report the death of Dr. Bernard Nau, a founder member of the Group in 1961, at the age of 84.
A cold April slows Spring migration, but we still had some interesting ducks and waders - and that Gull...
A period of water and ice - many parts of the site were flooded when a week of deep freeze came. How did this impact our birds?
Given the restricted activities due to site closures and social distancing, it's not surprising that the ringing total was low; but there were still some highlights.
A quiet September was followed by a very soggy October with extreme water levels affecting wetland bird numbers.
This has been a pretty low key autumn for birds, with early departures of local birds and migrants coming through at a trickle; but there's always something of interest!