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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Thursday 26th May 2016

A crystal clear, calm and glorious morning at the observatory with a few birds on the move throughout the day.

A movement of Brent Geese c.240 (above) and Barnacle Geese 24 (below) took place early morning. Birds heading back to their breeding grounds. Plus 1 Greylag Goose. 

Other sightings include 9 Goldfinch, 7 Common Whitethroat, 6 Sandwich Tern, 6 Sanderling, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Shelduck, 2 Reed Warbler,  2 Chiffchaff, 2 Swift, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Swallow, 1 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Ringing: 2 birds ringed this morning including 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Blackbird.