Saturday, 2 June 2012

2nd June 2012

The weather was ideal for migrants this morning if it had been early May rather than June, but all that was found in the trapping area was a Chiffchaff. With Paddyfield (2009) and Blyths Reed Warbler (2011) both being found in the first week of June, a big rare one is still hoped for even though the spring proper is now over. Two drake Eiders were on the west side for a few hours (right), and there were flypasts of 4 Greylags south down the east side and 5 Canada Geese also south by Little Eye. Four Swallows fed around the island, and passing through were 3 House Martins and groups of 2 then 5 Swifts. A single Whimbrel was on the shore.
Ringed:- 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnets
(CJ,CLW,CJW,GIW,TGW,SRW)          [ 671-29 ]       photo CJ   

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