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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017

A southerly breeze coming up from North Africa gave plenty of promise, but little reward due to a full moon and clear overnight skies. Having said that, it was not all bad, as this Little Ringed Plover shows. Unusually, feeding on the common, it normally occurs infrequently as a fly over, mostly in Autumn. Apart from that 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Wheatear, a sprinkling of Swallows past, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Fieldfare and 1 Whimbrel north.

10 birds ringed:  6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and 2 Robin.