First Garden Warbler arrives

1st May 2010 –sunny spells W1/2
Just small numbers of Sandwich Tern were noted.
Grounded Migrants
The number of territorial Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethoat and Sedge Warbler across the island continues to increase and newly arrived grounded migrants included 17 Wheatear, 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and single White Wagtail and Garden Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
A single Sand Martin was amongst a small passage of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
A pair of Wigeon and Gadwall continue to linger and waders included 1000 Dunlin, 46 Whimbrel, 36 Golden Plover and a Black-tailed Godwit.
At least one Roe Deer remains.
The Willow Warbler bearing the Dutch ring was retrapped and a Sedge Warbler was found to be wearing a ring from elsewhere in Britain.
White Wagtail - although ageing in spring is considered difficult a combination of dark primary coverts edged white, the broad white fringe to the central alula and dark, not brownish, tinge to primaries and secondaries are all suggestive of an adult bird rather than a first-summer.