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Friday, 4 March 2016

Friday 4th March 2016

Classic early March migrants this morning in the shape of a female Merlin, Rock Pipit on the point, large male Chaffinch trapped carrying plenty of fat presumably heading back to north-east Europe & the first new Great Tit of the spring (also carrying plenty of fat reserves). Also noted 4 Barnacle Geese heading north with 2 of them immediately heading back south and a Fieldfare on the reserve which appears to be one that has been here a few days. Linnet numbers on site are now in double figures (just) as birds return to their nesting areas.

Ringing: 1 great tit, 1 chaffinch