Friday, 6th May 2016

Like yesterday there was a good Redpoll passage this morning, but with lighter winds 35 were trapped and ringed plus three controls.Over 100 Lesser Redpolls have now been ringed in IG`s garden this spring.Early May was always the peak passage for Redpolls but in recent years passage has peaked during April.

Lesser Redpoll

3 Shelducks east, 12 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Gannet west and 11 Sandwich Terns.

Visible Migration
6 Pink-footed Geese north, 3 Whimbrels east, 4 Swifts east, 2 Sand Martins north-east, 246 Swallows north-east, 33 House Martins north-east, 1 Grey Wagtail east, 1 Alba Wagtail north, 1 Tree Pipit north, 7 Goldfinch east, 3 Linnets east and 191 Redpolls east.
 Pink-footed Geese

Grounded Migrants
1 Willow Warbler, 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Redstart, 5 Wheatears and 2 Siskins.

1 Little Egret, 275 Ringed Plovers, 140 Sanderlings, 3,000 Dunlins, 13 Whimbrels, 46 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank and 4 Sand Martins.
 Large White


2 House Sparrows and 35 Lesser Redpolls, plus 3 controls.

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