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Monday 17th August 2015

A cold feel to the morning today, brightening up with sunny spells into the afternoon. A small scattering of new migrants today and with Autumn now upon us we should start seeing a wider variety of species turning up during the coming months.

New migrants today included 5 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Tern, 1 Gannet, 5 Goldfinch, 28 Swallow, 12 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 4 Common Whitethroat.

A small group of 6 Tree Sparrows paid us a short visit with 3 trapped and ringed and 1 individual bearing a ring that had been ringed elsewhere, so we look forward to hearing back where he was originally ringed soon.

Ringing: 26 birds ringed during the day including 11 Starling, 8 Willow Warbler, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Robin, 1 Common Whitethroat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.