Sunday, 29 April 2018
29th April 2018
Weather: NE force 1, mist around the estuary, cool
A Woodpigeon was flushed from Middle soon after dawn and several Wheatears were scattered over the island from early morning.
A Common Sandpiper flew along the tide edge off the west side but disappointingly failed to show again. A single Starling, a White Wagtail and a few Swallows passed through adding to the now resident birds
Groups of 5 and 6 Shelduck showed more activity than of late near to the islands. On the sea note was made of 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Red-throated Divers.
A post tide visit found a few Willow Warblers still not ringed including this bird enjoying yellow pollen from the Blackthorn (below) and a Common Snipe flushed from the south end. One of the redstarts was still present.
Ringed: 12 Willow Warblers, 1 Redstart, 1 Linnet [ 276-22 ]