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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday 9th May 2017

The Great Reed Warbler is still with us and has moved South onto the "Icky ridge" mid morning to give typically elusive views. Other migrants noted, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Whinchat and female Whitethroat arriving to join the singing males. Also moving around on the reserve was a single male Bullfinch, which are not seen very often here at this time of year. Swallow were moving through with 8 North, 7 South and 1 Red Rump Swallow South.
Offshore passage all going North, 55 Common Tern, 4 Pomarine Skua, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake,

7 birds ringed: 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackbird, 1 Woodpigeon.