Sunday 20 April 2014

20th April 2014

Weather:  ENE 5, some mist

The day start slowly with a brisk cold ENE breeze not filling observers with confidence for a good day. However, that changed at about 8am when a female Redstart was caught and ringed (see below) and 5 Wheatears arrived on the island, two of which were caught in Potter traps and found to be Greenland birds (as suspected - below young male & female respectively).

A couple of Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff were present but there was very little in the way of visible migration.

The Rabbit was still present on the islands.

Ringing: Redstart, Greenland Wheatear 2, Willow Warbler

(DB & ESCA (from over), SRW briefly) [243-23]

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