Monday, 22 May 2017

22nd May 2017

Weather: SE force 3

A similar day to yesterday bird wise, the only warblers being two Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler, also a Wheatear down the west side and four House Martins passing through with a few Swallows.

One of the Swallows decided to enter the obs building and was rescued by hand, receiving a ring in the process.

Young Linnets are now fledging all over the gardens and paddocks, three of them were ringed this morning, while in addition to the main island birds a flock of 22 was on Middle Eye first thing, quite unusual at this time of year.

The Shorelark survived the ordeal by visitor invasion in the sunshine of yesterday afternoon and was happily feeding again in its favoured spots.

Also of note today were 120 Sandwich Terns and 50 Sanderling on the north shore tide edge; other waders seen included over 100 Dunlin, 20 Ringed Plover, two Grey Plover and a single Bar-tailed Godwit.

Ringed: 3 Linnets, 2 Whitethroats, Swallow, Willow Warbler [ 372-32 ]

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