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Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday 25th April 2014

Richard Campey reports a glorious morning with a gentle southerly that brought a "stonking male Marsh Harrier over the Rocket Pole", mobbed by a Raven, high up, as the harrier drifted north.

Later in the day, Richard sent through the following update:

Wheatear 60, Yellow Wagtail 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Common Whitethroat 11, Sedge Warbler 5, Common Redstart 2 (m & f), Wood Warbler 1. Lots of phylloscs about (c. 200) and 500+ Swallows. Tony John, over for a few days' ringing, caught a Sedge Warbler that had been ringed in France.

Plus "Late in the afternoon I had a male Hen Harrier being mobbed again by a Raven over the stonecrusher. Floated off north west".

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear some spring news from the island - there hasn't been much! After failing to visit in 2013, I can't wait for my trip to commence on 5th May (weather permitting!).