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Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday 18th April 2016


A cold and sunny start to the day, followed by thick and heavy cloud and a chilly wind from the West. A decent selection of migrants on offer today.

New arrivals were 6 Chiffchaff (pictured above), 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 8 Wheatear, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Firecrest, 2 Continental Coal Tit,  12 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 7 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 77 Woodpigeon, 3 Rook, 1 Sparrowhawk and 1 Fieldfare.

Sea watching produced 61 Cormorant, 17 Whimbrel, 13 Shelduck, 18 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Greylag Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Brent Goose and 1 Red-throated Diver.

Ringing: 10 birds ringed this morning including 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare and 1 Wheatear.