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Tuesday 20th April 2021

Cetti's Warbler

 Very calm again first thing but due to a quirk of the weather it was fairly clear over the point with thick morning mist enveloping Essex across the river and Felixstowe town just to the north and through the hole poured a good and mixed arrival of migrants producing the busiest morning of the spring so far.   The gap didn't last too long however with the fog realising its mistake and covering the point by 09:00 and lingering all day (when apparently, it was clear not too far inland!).

Migrant totals comprised 23 Blackcaps, a Chaffinch, 9 Chiffchaffs, 2 Goldcrests, a Cetti's Warbler trapped, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling intermittently on the point, 3 Nightingales scattered around the reserve, 5 Redpolls, yesterday's Siberian Chiffchaff still, a Reed Warbler, 8 Robins, a Sedge Warbler, 10 Song Thrush, a Stock Dove, a Swallow, a Tree Pipit, 6 Wheatears, a Whimbrel, 9 Whitethroats, 12 Willow Warblers and a Yellow Wagtail.

Ringing: Blackcap 17, Cetti's Warbler 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Whitethroat 4, Sedge Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 10, Chiffchaff 7, Dunnock 1, Song Thrush 4, Robin 2, Goldcrest 1, Linnet 1