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Friday, 25 March 2016

Friday 25th March 2016


Light rain overnight and into the early hours of this morning produced a very small arrival of migrants to the observatory.

New arrivals came in the form of the 1st Wheatear of the Spring, along with 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Firecrest, c.60 Redwing, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 4 Continental Coal Tit, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Jackdaw, 2 Stock Dove and 2 Woodcock.

Out to sea, 17 Cormorant, 6 Brent Geese, 5 Greylag Geese, 6 Shelduck, 1 Common Gull and 2 Oystercatcher.

Ringing: 10 birds ringed during the morning including 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Wheatear.