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Saturday 6th July 2013

Glorious sunny morning. Yet another dispersing Great-spotted Woodpecker paid us a visit. Next to nothing going past offshore. "Moth morning" held in conjunction with the Felixstowe branch of SWT produced 77 species of moths in the traps for those who could get out of bed this morning.

Friday 5th July 2013

Temperature warming up. Dispersing juvenile Chiffchaff, Stock Dove & Grey Heron noted but otherwise predictably quiet. Of note is a female Broad Bodied Chaser - a species we have only a few previous records of.

5 birds ringed - 2 linnet, chiffchaff, dunnock, greenfinch.

Thursday 4th July 2013

Lot quieter offshore this am. Going south 28 Swift, 9 Curlew, 4 Gannet, Redshank, Whimbrel, Barwit, Mallard & Swallow. Adult Common Gull was the first for a while but otherwise nowt else to report.

Ringing - 2 blue tit, 1 greenie.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Overnight rain cleared by about 7am. Southerly offshore passage included 82 Curlew, 206 Common Scoter (plus 65 north), 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Teal, 23 Gannet, 7 Whimbrel, a Mallard and a Shoveler. Other birds of note were 167 Swift also heading south.

8 birds ringed; 4 Greenfinch, 2 Blue Tit and single Song Thrush and Linnet.

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A calm start becoming breezy later. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was present again and a new Blackcap was present early on, other birds of note were 11 Crows, five of which were young birds, 21 Swift south, 4 Song Thrush, and 8 Sand Martins south. Offshore there were 230 Common Scoter (160 south & 70 north) and 110 Curlew, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Redshank all heading south.

21 birds were ringed; 8 Greenfinch, 6 Linnet, 2 Dunnock and single Blackcap, Great Tit, Song Thrush, Goldfinch and Robin

Monday 1st July 2013

New birds located today were a Reed Warbler, 2 juv Coal Tits, a Chiffchaff and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Viz-mig produced 37 Swift, 31 Sand Martin, a Grey Wagtail, 32 Curlew, 4 Gadwall, 2 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel and a Bar-tailed Godwit all heading south.

Ringing; single Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and Linnet

June 2013 Ringing Totals

A total of 158 of 21 species were ringing during the month.

Collared Dove1Blackbird 4
Magpie2Song Thrush3
Blue Tit1Robin9
Great Tit23Nightingale1
Willow Warbler1House Sparrow1
Lesser Whitethroat3Chaffinch7
Reed Warbler2Linnet35

Sunday 30th June 2013

Great-spotted Woodpecker paid a brief visit. On the move heading south 39 Curlew, 13 Sand Martin plus 20 Common Scoter north. More baby birds getting out & about with the local Great Tits churning young out - nice to know somethings doing well. A Shelduck egg shell near Darrell's Battery hopefully means they got a brood out & away.

19 birds ringed so far.