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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Saturday 16th April 2016


A wet and windy start today, feeling very cold. Still a few migrants, but on the quiet side today.

Black Redstart singing along Viewpoint Road the last few days is rather nice, (pictured above).

Migrants came in the form of 5 Swallow, 7 Wheatear, 2 Black Redstart, 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Reed Bunting, 10 Cormorant, 8 Brent Geese, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Gannet, 1 Fulmar and 1 Sparrowhawk.

Ringing: 11 birds ringed this morning including 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Wren.