Wednesday, 6 April 2016

6th April

The busiest day of ringing this year at Holland saw over 80 birds caught, the majority of them Linnets coming in to roost. The highlight was a Mistle Thrush, only the 9th ever ringed on the island. A retrap Merlin and a Woodpigeon also ended up in the nets, as did the first Swallow of the year. Elsewhere there was a big increase in Wheatears with 33 birds seen. A Black Redstart was found at the Kirk, and 12 Robins, 4 Dunnocks and singles of Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Brambling were recorded.
Mistle Thrush

 Merlin

 
Woodpigeon 

 Swallow

 Wheatear (photo Carmen Azahara)

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