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The AGM will take place at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019 at Felixstowe Bowls Club Committee Room, Crescent Road, Felixstowe IP11 7PB Members should have received a copy of the AGM Agenda plus the minutes of last years meeting but in a couple of instances we do not hold a current e-mail address - if you are a member & have not received the relevant paperwork and would like a copy please contact 

Saturday 30th March 2019

As the spring progresses Linnet numbers are slowly increasing on the reserve.

Another glorious sunny morning with a few more migrants around including 4 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Redwing, Brambling, Fieldfare, Firecrest & Wheatear plus a couple of new Songies. Once again next to no vis mig although a single Rook heading south is worth a mention.

Ringing: 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Firecrest, 1 Goldcrest.

Friday 29th March 2019

Brimstone is only infrequently noted here.

Flat calm, frost, glorious sunshine. Migrants hard to come by but included 3 Goldcrest, Firecrest, Greenfinch, Mipit & Redwing. No vis mig although 2 Buzzards drifted over the top end of the site then north. 3 Brent, single Gannet & Great-crested Grebe noted offshore.

Lead-coloured Drab is not recorded annually.

Ringing: 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Linnet, 1 Wren.

Thursday 28th March 2019

Migrants today included 50 Starling, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, Fieldfare, Rock Pipit, Wheatear, Woodcock plus a couple of new Robins. 5 Snipe gaining height and moving north was notable. Offshore southbound 8 Shelduck & 2 Gannet with northbound, 6 Oyk, 2 Red-throated Diver & Bonxie.

Ringing: 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Linnet, 1 Wood Pigeon.

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Always good to get a Mistle Thrush drop in. Other migrants include 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Redwing, 3 Wheatear, Black Redstart, Goldcrest, Rock Pipit, Sparrowhawk & Skylark. Vis mig poor with just a single Mipit logged. Offshore a handful of Brent plus 2 Great-crested Grebe south. A Hedgehog marching down View Point Road at 0445 hrs is notable as very few occur here.

Early Grey is a common enough species but only rarely noted here.

Ringing: 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing.

Tuesday 26th March 2019

On the move south single Heron, Rook & Yellowhammer. On site 3 Goldcrest, 3 Wheatear, Black Redstart, Brambling, Purple Sand & Turnstone. A bit to clear, cold & sunny for many migrants but at least the first Small White of the year showed up.

Ringing: 3 Goldcrest, 1 Wood Pigeon.

Monday 25th March 2019

Colder north-westerly conditions not ideal. On the move southbound 112 Black-headed Gull, 21 Common Gull, 4 Brent, Shelduck, Gannet & Yellowhammer overhead with northbound 3 Greylags plus a Jackdaw that went south before returning north. On site 3 Wheatear, 2 Goldcrest, Brambling, Chiffchaff, Firecrest & Snipe.

Common Plume occurs here in very small numbers and did well to find the trap in this wind.

Ringing: 1 Redwing.

Sunday 24th March 2019

Quieter today after yesterdays unexpected visitor. On site 4 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, Blackcap, Black Redstart, Long-tailed Tit & Purple Sand. On the move southbound 8 Carrion Crow, Skylark & Siskin plus in off the sea 4 Mipits & Lapwing.

Ringing: 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Dunnock, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Long-tailed Tit.