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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017

At last, some weather to help spring migration along. A fine sprinkling of migrants today, topped by 3 Spotted Flycatchers ( above ), another Sedge Warbler, 7 each of both Whitethroat and Wheatear, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcap and the long staying Ring Ouzel. A small movement of both Swallows and House Martins south into the headwind, as offshore 41 Barnacle geese went north and 14 Shelduck went south.

The moth traps saw an upsurge in numbers with the milder overnight conditions, that included this Flame Shoulder, a common enough moth, but not so regular here.

14 birds ringed (of 10 species) : 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and 1 each of Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Goldfinch, Linnet, Collared Dove and Wood Pigeon.