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Friday 23rd April 2021

Collared Dove on the motus antenna

 Another day on the same theme although even calmer than it has been with the [still very chilly] breeze pretty much straight east; there were few grounded migrants with a very famous Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, a Chaffinch, a Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Redpolls and 5 Wheatears of note.

There were some nice highlights offshore though with the easterly breeze perhaps drifting birds within visible range which included an Arctic Tern, 4 Common Terns, 3 Sandwich Terns, a smart flock of 14 Little Gulls which came out of the river and went north, a Great-northern Diver north, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Curlews out, 4 Whimbrels north, 2 Gadwall south and the first Arctic Skua of the year heading north.

Ringing: Wren 2, Robin 1, Blackcap 1, Lesser Redpoll 1