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Friday, 14 April 2017

Friday 14th April 2017

A White Wagtail, pictured above, is showing well on the reserve today, the Wheatear have increased to 11 individuals and 1 Little Ringed Plover is present again with 7 Ringed Plover. 3 Fieldfare had roosted here overnight and 12 Chiffchaff were seen during the morning. Visible migration all going South included 8 Goldfinch and 2 Meadow Pipit along the coast and offshore 5 Black-headed Gull, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Gannet, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Brent Geese.

Powdered Quaker is a relatively common moth but one that only turns up here occasionally.

14 birds ringed: 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Wood Pigeon.