Wind and rain first thing meant that ringing was out of the question and as it was their last day Rob Duncan and team had to take the nets down. However, it dried up a bit later in the morning and the wind dropped, revealing a small arrival of Phylloscopus warblers – about 50 Willow Warblers and 25 Chiffchaffs – along with a couple of Blackcaps and a Goldcrest. Other migrants included 100 Meadow Pipits but just 2 Swallows.
Comparing notes on the Chiffchaff fall last Sunday, 3rd April, Rob and Martyn (Roper), who covered different areas of the island, realised that 100 was a significant underestimate and revised the total upward to 400. The blog entry for that date has been adjusted accordingly.
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