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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday 20th March 2016

Lead-coloured Drab (left) with Common Quaker for comparison, the first record for 4 years at LBO.

Better conditions today for birding, and also it seems for birds, as a Serin went north over the compound late morning and a Chiffchaff was caught, so Spring is really here. Also better numbers of Blackbirds are passing through, along with Song Thrushes and Redwings. Offshore around 120 Red-throated Divers went north, along with 100 Brent Geese.

Insect wise as well as the moths, a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was seen on the wing today.

6 birds were ringed; 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and 1 each of Chaffinch and Chiffchaff.