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Thursday 9th April 2020

A light north-easterly and hazy conditions this morning led to a few more birds being about than yesterday with the ringing being substantially better.

A flyover Glossy Ibis heading south over the point and into Essex started the morning and a Great Northern Diver headed north later, both of which were definitely the highlights of the morning. A Swallow and a Skylark also headed south.

In the bushes were at least 7 Blackcaps, with several birds in full song, 3 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Reed Bunting and a Firecrest.

Out on the reserve a Brambling made an appearance. A Black Redstart was by the Search Light Installation and 2 Wheatears were by the Tank Blocks. On the Jetty was a Purple Sandpiper and 2 Turnstone.

In the moth traps was the first Eudonia angustea of the year. It is a species of coastal sandhills and vegetated shingle, so Landguard is perfect for it.

Ringing: 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Linnet, 1 Robin, 1 Willow Warbler.