Friday, 22 May 2020

20th-21st May

The 20th continued in a similar fashion to the previous day with a good number of migrants still hanging on. A flock of 9 Woodpigeon were around the gardens at Holland as were 4 Collared Doves. The Cuckoos were still present in the morning but had moved on by the afternoon. A pair of Redpoll and Siskin were present throughout the day as was a Grey Wagtail that would eventually find its way into a net near the obs. The only year tick of the day was a singing Corncrake near Hooking in the morning.
A warm start to the day on the 21st meant things looked promising and a Pied Flycatcher trapped early in the day made for a good start. Five House Martins around Holland were joined by 12 or more Swallows. A male Ring Ouzel made an appearance in the Funny Park and our first Black-throated Diver of year, a stunning summer plumaged bird, was sat in the firth. Finally 2 Dunnocks, a Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcaps were trapped through the morning and a male Ruff was seen flying South in the early afternoon.

Black-throated Diver                                                            SMR

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