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.
Wheatear (photo Carmen Azahara)