The sea watch this morning was a complete non event, just a few Brent Geese, Sandwich Terns and Gannets.
Willow Warbler at the observatory
At the observatory Willow Warblers and lesser numbers of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps were dropping into The moat nets and Heligoland traps, later they were being caught in the trapping area. A Redwing and Goldfinch found there way into one of the nets, over a 100 birds were ringed the majority being Willow Warblers. A male Redstart was seen in the trapping area by OL with another being found late afternoon at the experimental station.
Pied Flycatcher by Scott Hide
The reserve was quiet, though the Ring-necked Duck was still on Tanners Pool, a nice male Pied Flycatcher was found by Pete and Pam by Scott hide and was the pick of the birds on the reserve.
Early evening 9 Swallows and 2 Sand Martins were on the wires by the Chicken sheds.