Monday, 30 April 2012

29th April

There was little new to report during a glorious day of windless bright sunshine. A Kestrel and a couple of Sparrowhawks were seen, 8 Swallows and a Woodpigeon arrived and counts of small migrants included 2 Ring Ouzels, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 3 Bramblings, 1 Chaffinch and 1 Lapland Bunting.

The day's ringing highlight was this Carrion Crow caught in the observatory crow trap. The trap has been very successful for catching gulls and Starlings, but migrant corvids are usually a bit too wily and astute to allow themselves to be trapped and this is only the second Carrion Crow ever ringed on the island.

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