Monday, 15 April 2013

15th April 2013

Plenty of good records today as well as a steady passage of Swallows (38), Sand Martins (17), House Martins (10), White Wagtails (17), Pied Wagtails (10) and Wheatears (12) and a slow passage of 80 Meadow Pipits. A male Blackcap and 4 Chiffchaffs were the only warblers apart from 3 Goldcrests. Finches included 28 Goldfinches, 6 Chaffinches, 3 Siskins and Lesser Redpoll. A female Sparrowhawk visited the island also a Merlin, 3 Jackdaws, a Redwing and a Woodpigeon. Fifteen Little Gulls were on the sea, also 1 Red-throated Diver, 28 Great Crested Grebes and 15 Sandwich Terns.

Ringed: 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Redwing.
(KMc+SD,CJW+PLN,et al) (Photo - Lesser Redpoll CJW)

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