Monday, 11 April 2011

11th April

A wet morning, in complete contrast with the halcyon conditions of the day before, brought few new migrants. The first Willow Warbler of the year and 5 Collared Doves were the highlights, and a new Woodpigeon and Goldcrest were also seen. Most other sightings probably concerned vestiges of the previous day's arrival: 47 Wheatears, 44 Lapland Buntings, a Mistle Thrush, a Blackcap, 2 Swallows, a Sparrowhawk and a Siskin were the most noteworthy.

Wheatear numbers were greatly diminished from the previous day, but small flocks were still feeding in several spots around the island.

The first Willow Warbler of the year was caught and ringed at Holland.

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