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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday 15th April 2017

The Greylag Geese, above, are seen passing on most days at this time of year.
There is an increase of Wheatear on the reserve with 15 individuals seen this morning, other migrants seen were 7 Blackcap, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler. Over the sea there was a little movement with 28 Black-headed Gull, 6 Carrion Crow, 5 Swallow and 2 Greylag Geese all going south.

Only the second site record of Mottled Grey, the previous one being 20 years ago.

11 birds ringed: 5 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff.