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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

The first site record of Iberian Chiffchaff was singing from the Holm Oaks 0700 to 0830hrs having been trapped at 0430hrs first thing. Unfortunately in hand identification of this species is not conclusive and one has to rely on the song in order to get a definite identification. The only other migrant on site was a Chiffchaff although a Greenfinch is worth a mention considering how scarce they have become this year. 6 Greylags flew south and half a dozen Common Tern were offshore as the tide turned.

The best showing of Poppies along View Point Road in living memory is a result of a service duct being buried alongside the road during the winter which has disturbed the ground which this species likes. Also worth a mention this morning is a Clouded Yellow butterfly.

6 birds ringed: 2 Linnet, 1 Iberian Chiffchaff, 1 Robin, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Chiffchaff.