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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sunday 17th April 2016


One of the 2 Short-eared Owls seen on the reserve this morning.
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Yesterdays Siskin still on-site, feeding up ready to move on. 

A cold night and north-westerly wind meant we did not hold out much hope of there being a great deal about, but as it happened there was more than anticipated. 
On-site the aforementioned birds above, along with 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Common Whitethroat, 9 Wheatear, 2 each of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Yellow Wagtail and a Blackcap and Goldcrest. Offshore, 50 Curlew and 1 Whimbrel went north along with 1 Rook and a Marsh Harrier, whilst 11 Sandwich Terns went south.

6 birds were ringed: 2 each of Pied Wagtail and Goldfinch, and 1 each of Greenfinch and Song Thrush.