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Wednesday 19th May 2021

A few migrants coming through in the shape of a couple of female Willow Warbler & Blackcap plus 6 Wheatear on the reserve. Southbound 22 Swallow & a Sand Martin with northbound 4 Swift & a House Martin. A female Kestrel coming in off the sea was unseasonal but it's been a strange spring so far. 2 Black Red's are still with us & 2 Turnstone & a Sanderling are along the shore. Offshore heading north 40 Common Scoter, 2 Gannet, 2 Oyk & 2 Little Tern with southbound 7 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mute Sean, 2 Barnacle Geese, Fulmar & Kittiwake. A Curlew heading south is a tad more concerning as autumn passage of failed breeders, in this species, doesn't normally commence until early June. Also worth a mention is a fully fledged dispersing young Blackbird that has definitely not been reared here as all ours have failed to rear any young so far. Finally the first Spot Fly of the season was found late afternoon.

The occasional Silver Y are in the traps with, hopefully, many more to come as the year progresses.

Ringing: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher.