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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Saturday 27th May 2017

Orange Footman only occurs here very occasionally and has not been recorded for the last three years.
There was a clear sky overnight and strong southeasterly wind during the start of the morning, topped with a thunder storm to finish the morning. No grounded migrants noted today but a family party of freshly fledged Goldfinch are the first juvenile Goldfinch seen on the reserve for this year.
Passage over the reserve going South 1 Siskin, 6 Swallow, 6 Swift and 1 North. Offshore going North 1 Avocet.

6 birds ringed: 4 Magpie, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet