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Friday, 27 May 2016

Friday 27th May 2016

A north easterly air flow produced a warm and sunny morning, clouding over during the afternoon. Still, a few new birds were new-in.

New migrants involved 12 Goldfinch, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Swift and 1 Meadow Pipit. The first baby Blue Tits of the year came out to play today although it is hoped that they have produced more than just the two young seen so far.

Sea watching produced 8 Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Common Tern, 2 Little Tern and 1 Sandwich Tern plus a Sanderling on the beach.

Cool conditions are still resulting in few moths, although one of the "bird dropping" micro moths  Epiblema scutulana showed up for its first outing of this spring.

Ringing: 6 birds ringed this morning including 2 Blue Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Starling and 1 Dunnock.