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Saturday, 4 June 2016

Saturday 4th June 2016

Shrouded in foggy and murky conditions this morning which shortly followed into being a glorious, sunny and hot afternoon, produced several new migrants and a few niceties.

New arrivals came in the form of 30+ Swallow, 11 Goldfinch, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Redpoll, 1 Lapwing along with our female Common Redstart and Firecrest which have been here a few days.

Sea watching produced 9 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern, 2 Roseate Tern, 5 Cormorant, 5 Brent Geese, 1 Greylag Goose and 1 Barnacle Goose.

The first juvenile Pied Wagtail of the year seen today, (above).

A dead Greater pipefish on the beach this morning.

Ringing: 9 birds ringed today including 3 Linnet, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Great Tit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin and 1 Blackcap.