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Monday, 29 August 2016

Monday 29th August 2016

Light winds from the North and West and small amounts of cloud produced a superb day at the observatory with yet another scarce migrant.

A second Icterine Warbler, again a Juvenile, turned up in one of our nets early morning and showed on and off throughout the morning and into the afternoon. This individual appeared to be a lot greyer than the previous bird.

Other migrants on-site were 19 Swallow, 18 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Reed Warbler and 1 Stock Dove.

Out to sea produced 15 Common Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern, 5 Cormorant, 1 Redshank and 1 Whimbrel.

Ringing: 15 birds ringed including 11 Willow Warbler, 1 Icterine Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Goldfinch and 1 Wren.