Saturday, 9 April 2016

9th April 2016

Weather: NW force 1/2
Signs of birds moving to the breeding grounds today with many skeins of  Pink-footed geese seen flying north at dawn (right, about 260 birds in total) and again at noon (1,500 birds), while waders now seem to be down in numbers around the islands. A small drift through of small migrants this morning included 2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 8 Pied Wagtails, 1 Sand Martin, 17 Goldfinches, a Greenfinch, and 3 Wheatears on Middle Eye (below). A Merlin and 4 Canada Geese were also logged.

Ringed: 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldfinch.         [ 71-13 ]
Photos AEH

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