Saturday 15 May 2010

15th May 2010

A bright and clear morning with a moderate North Westerly breeze greeted observers who had stayed on overnight. Expectation was low but were raised (temporarily) with a Whitethroat captured in the SK on the first round of the traps.

However, the only other passerine migrants were a singing Chiffchaff (presumably the bird that has been present for a week now) and a Willow Warbler that was ringed a few days ago.

A Peregrine sat on the reef and up to four Grey Herons patrolled the gutter as the tide flooded. There were a few terns and Gannets on the sea and a few Whimbrel and Curlew picked there way along the tide edge.

Otherwise another quiet day, coverage remains excellent, surely there are still birds to arrive...

[CJW, SRW + DGW, RTW] [281]

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