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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017

One or two spring migrants are starting to come in including this Black Redstart briefly this morning, along with 3 Chiffchaffs. Whilst outgoing winter visitors were also on the move including 3 Goldcrest, Brambling, Redwing and Grey Wagtail. 5 Jackdaw went south and 46 Barnacle Geese went north and in the river mouth a build up of northward bound Common Gulls with 8 lingering in the harbour.

7 birds ringed:1 each of Collared Dove, Redwing and Robin and 2 each of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest + a controlled Goldcrest.