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Monday, 6 June 2016

Monday 6th June 2016

Thick and heavy cloud greeted us this morning, but this soon cleared into being a bright and sunny day. A few new arrivals were noted..

These include 2 Blackcap which are rather interesting to us since one of the birds caught and ringed was a female with a brood patch. This could suggest that she has failed at breeding this year and is moving South earlier than normal. A question that will never accurately be answered. For the second day running a new Turtle Dove turned up in the afternoon.

Other arrivals include 23 Shelduck, 6 Swallow, 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Tern, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Swift, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Fulmar.

So with the warmer conditions a few more insects such as this Blue-tailed Damselfly are starting to appear.

Ringing: 8 birds ringed including 3 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit , 1 Goldfinch & 1 Turtle Dove.