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Sunday 3 April 2016

Sun 3 Apr – SE winds bring Osprey, Ring Ouzels & a fall of common migrants

Rob Duncan reports a sizeable fall of early migrants, mainly Chiffchaffs (up to 400 were present, spread right across the island, including good numbers passing through Millcombe all day). Alongside them were 40 Willow Warblers and double digits of both Blackcaps and Goldcrests. The day's highlight was an Osprey seen at 9.30 a.m. by Martyn Roper, who also found the first two Ring Ouzels of the year. Other birds included the long-staying Coal Tit and 6 Long-tailed Tits. Altogether 95 birds were ringed during the day, of which 51 were Chiffchaffs. In addition, one Chiffchaff was carrying a Jersey ring.

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