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Thursday, 7 April 2016
Wed 6 Apr – North-west wind turns off the migration tap
Wednesday proved to be predictably quiet bird-wise in a blustery and very cold north-westerly airstream that meant fresh arrivals were few and far between and prevented any ringing. The more notable species (reported once again by Rob Duncan) were: 10 Sand Martins, 2 Long-tailed Tits, the 'resident' 1st-year female Coal Tit (originally trapped in Millcombe on 3 October last year, but now carrying substantial fat deposits, maybe in readiness for leaving the island), 7 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Goldcrest, 10 Wheatears and 100 Meadow Pipits.
Posted by Tim Jones at 16:22