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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

A spring Wryneck is always good to get as we haven't had one at this season for many years - the weather is however typical to bring us one. Also new in today were Snipe, Ring Ouzel and Sedge Warbler amongst a selection of early May migrants in low numbers. Offshore northbound 55 Common Tern, 49 Black-headed Gull, 7 Sanderling, 7 Common Gull, 2 Little Tern, Fulmar, Dunlin, Whimbrel & Arctic Tern with southbound 3 Shelduck, 3 Oyk, Red-throated Diver & Dunlin. Vis mig consisted of southbound 68 Swallow & 2 Swift with a Mipit heading north.

The first Large Yellow Underwing of the year emerged - this is one of the commonest moths we get here.

9 birds ringed: 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat plus a control Whitethroat.

Late news - the first site record of Great Reed Warbler was singing on the north end of the Butts 1430hrs onward.