Slow start to the ringing year

28th February 2015 – overcast SW4
A check over the sea produced just 8 Common Scoter and single Red-throated Diver and Guillemot .
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl include a flock of 53 Barnacle Geese and 6 Shoveler while 4 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of the waders.
A Peregrine was logged and a total of 70 Twite were seen.
The usual quiet start to the year has seen a total of 62 birds of 9 species trapped. Individual species totals were as follows (retraps in brackets) Reed Bunting 2 (16), Goldfinch 1 (23), House Sparrow 1 (4), Robin 1 (2), Wren 1 (1), Song Thrush 1, Blackbird (6), Dunnock (2), Blue Tit (1).