Saturday 24 May 2014

24th May 2014

Weather: SE 1, 4/8 cloud, poor vis (<5 miles)

The day started well with the early arrival and capture of a Spotted Flycatcher in the sycamores of the Heli (third record of the spring and a second to be ringed).

A single Sedge Warbler was also caught but the bird of the day was Whitethroat with a couple caught by mid morning, further singles were caught by midday and a fifth was added to the day total early afternoon.

In addition a couple of Greenland Wheatear passed through and two each of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were caught and ringed.

The afternoon brought heavy rain which set in until mid evening.

However, a couple of hours later and sky had cleared the wind had dropped and it was another stunning evening on the island.

Ringing: Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler (2), Chiffchaff (2), Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat (5)

(JE, SRW & TGW) [581-33]  

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