Friday, 6 April 2012

A trickle of migrants passed through the island during the day, although it was still very quiet with the Northerly winds persisting. Passerine-migrant numbers for the day amounted to a Wheatear, one Fieldfare, three Blackcaps, 16 Chiffchaffs, 16 Willow Warblers, 11 Goldcrests, a Coal Tit, a Greenfinch and two Goldfinches. A male Sparrowhawk was trapped in the mist nets at Cristin in the afternoon, which was a welcome addition to the ringing year list.

 Sparrowhawk-this bird flew into one of the mist nets at Cristin, after catching and killing a Chaffinch (which sat in the net beside it)
 Willow Warbler
Puffins are now back on the East Side amongst the auks and gulls

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