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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

End of April and first half of May – Whimbrels, Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove, warblers & Spotted Flycatcher

With apologies to those who have sent in records during the last three weeks, here is an overdue round-up that kept slipping down my 'to do' list after being away for 10 days.

Thursday 28th April – contributed by Nik Ward

20 Willow Warblers, 11 Blackcaps, a Sedge Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher – all in Millcombe; plus a Common Sandpiper by the jetty.

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th April – contributed by Merilyn Holme, Alan & Sandra Rowland

2 Whimbrels, Castle Hill/South West Field and one at the eastern end of Threequarter Wall.
A colour-ringed female Wheatear that Tony Taylor has since confirmed was ringed as an adult near Benjamin's Chair in May 2014.

Thursday 5th May – contributed by Clive Couzens

Turtle Dove – one in Millcombe, below Government House; see photo below.
A colour-ringed Wheatear at the western end of Quarter Wall was the male reported from the same area on 5th April (see post for that date).

Turtle Dove, Millcombe, 5 May 2016 © Clive Couzens.

Sunday 8th May – Devon Birds day trip

A round-up by Jon Turner of what sounds like a rewarding day in spite of a troublesome east wind at times can be found here on the Devon Birds website, with photos by John Wilkes here and here. Highlights included Marsh Harrier, Turtle Dove, Wood Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler, Garden Warbler and – unusual for the island – a Buzzard and two Sandwich Terns.

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