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Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday 28th April 2017

5 pairs of Ringed Plover are on eggs at Landguard so far. A Ringed and Little Ringed Plover breeding survey 2017 is being undertaken in Suffolk this year. Some tetrads across the county still require surveyors, if you can help please email

A Garden Warbler was a first for this year today and late news from yesterday with a Whinchat reported on the reserve in the afternoon being another. Unfortunately the Whinchat was not seen this morning. Wheatears continue to show well with 27 recorded and 3 Ring Ouzel were present too. Other migrants seen on the reserve were 4 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff. Passage going North 1 Swallow and 1 Cormorant, going South 7 Black-headed Gulls.

The Landguard moth list is roughly 940 species, so to get an addition is always welcome. Frosted Green can be common in mature oak woodland but has not managed to wander down here until today.

10 birds ringed: 3 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler