Sunday, 20 May 2012

19th May

Little of note was seen, but calm conditions with a favourable easterly breeze had some promise of migrants to come. A Woodpigeon and 3 Sparrowhawks came in during the day, 3 Siskins were at Holland House and the 8 Blackcaps seen on census probably included a fresh migrant or two. The 5 Dotterels were still present, 70 Knots remained from the big influx earlier in the week, and a couple of Tree Pipits and a Redstart were seen.

Only three birds were caught during the evening's ringing session at Holland House. All three were Sparrowhawks. This takes the 2012 Sparrowhawk ringing total to a record-breaking 14 birds.


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