Goldfinch control

3rd May 2013 – overcast SW3
Morning observations (0830-0930) provided variety with 100 Common Scoter, 40 Sandwich Tern, 23 Razorbill, 21 Kittiwake, 15 Manx Shearwater, 9 Guillemot, 7 Gannet, 3 Red-throated Diver and a Common Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Again little evidence of many grounded birds with just 3 Wheatear and a Willow Warbler logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1000 Dunlin, 100 Turnstone and 80 Ringed Plover.
Just a handful of Linnet and Goldfinch were ringed but they included a controlled bird.
The moth trap held 4 Early Thorn and the first Double-striped Pug of the year.