Sunday, 21 May 2017

Late May 2017

The Visitor Centre, with cafe, is now open to visitors from 10 am to 3.45 pm.

For further information regarding the Reserve and its wildlife, please contact Kevin Wilson at:
kwilson@lincstrust.co.uk

Surfacing works will be taking place on the Cycle Track on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May. There will be access restrictions to the Cycle Track and to the hides overlooking Jackson’s Marsh and Tennyson’s Sands on these days. We apologise for any inconvenience.

May 30th. Soggy start, gradually drying out.
 On Tennyson's Sands were a Spoonbill and a Ruff; and on Fenland Lagoon 2 Little Ringed Plover. Around were a Greenshank, a Short-eared Owl, a Turtle Dove and a Green Woodpecker (North End). Heading south were 2 Swift.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 7 new birds: 3 Linnet, a Reed Bunting and 3 Dunnock; and 5 retraps: 3 Whitethroat and 2 Dunnock.

May 29th. Rainy spells in early morning and in afternoon.
 The Spoonbill remained on Tennyson's Sands. Birds around included 3 Turtle Dove, 3 Cuckoo and a Short-eared Owl.

Short-eared Owl, 29th May 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Short-eared Owl, 29th May 2017
Photo - Paul Neale.
May 28th.  Flying south were a first-summer male Red-footed Falcon, an Alpine Swift, 31 Red Kite, 6 Common Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Hobby, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 260 Swift, 15 Swallow, 30 House Martin and a Siskin. A Black Stork circled before heading south. Around were a Short-eared Owl, a Turtle Dove and 2 Cuckoo. On Fenland Lagoon were 2 Little Ringed Plover; and on Tennyson's Sands a Spoonbill and a Great Crested Grebe.

Red-footed Falcon, 28th May 2017.
Photo - James Siddle
May 27th. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill and a Great Crested Grebe. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Short-eared Owl, a Turtle Dove (East Dunes) and 2 Cuckoo. Heading south were a Black Tern and 150 Swift.
 A brief morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 2 new birds: a Whitethroat and a Cuckoo; and no retraps.

Broad-Bodied Chaser, 27th May 2017
Photo - Paul Johnson
Turtle Dove, East Dunes 27th May 2017
Photo - James Siddle
First-summer female Cuckoo showing retained juvenile feathers, ringed 27th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
First-summer female Cuckoo showing retained juvenile feathers, ringed 27th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 26th. The Spoonbill remained on Tennyson's Sands, where was also a Common Sandpiper. On Fenland Lagoon were 2 Little Ringed Plover and a Grey Plover. Around were a Turtle Dove, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Cuckoo and a Grasshopper Warbler. Going south was a Grey Wagtail.

Grey Plover (with lunch), 26th May 2017.
Grey Plover, 26th May 2017.
Selection of Butterflies around the Reserve, 26th May 2017.
Photo - Philip Millns
May 25th. An adult male Red-footed Falcon drifted south early afternoon. Birds around included a Short-eared Owl, 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo and a Redwing. On Tennyson's Sands were a Spoonbill, a Mediterranean Gull and 2 Little Ringed Plover.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, resulted in 2 new birds: a Whitethroat and a Blackcap; and 10 retraps: 3 Whitethroat, a Dunnock, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Great Tit, a Sedge Warbler, a Blue Tit and a Reed Bunting.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling resulted in 11 new birds: 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler and a Dunnock; and 7 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, a Wren and a Blackbird.
 A check of nest boxes revealed a Barn Owl nest with 5 warm eggs; a Stock Dove nest with 2 warm eggs: 6 Jackdaw pulli ringed; and several Great Tit nests with small pulli or sitting adults, but also several failed clutches, probably the result of recent rains.

Barn Owl, 25th May 2017.
Photo - Paul Johnson
Linnet, 25th May 2017.
Photo - Paul Johnson
May 24th. Around, including birds trapped. were a Mediterranean Gull, a Short-eared Owl, 5 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Turtle Dove and a Redwing. On Tennyson's Sands was a Spoonbill; and on Fenland Lagoon a Common Sandpiper.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 3 new birds: a Chaffinch, a Blackcap and a Redwing; and 4 retraps: 2 Dunnock, a Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat.

Redwing, ringed 24th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 23rd. Flying south in the morning were a Bee-eater, a Red Kite and a Yellow Wagtail; and north 53 Brent Goose. Birds around included 2 Brent Goose, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoo and Spotted Flycatcher. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Little Ringed Plover.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 4 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Meadow Pipit; and a retrap Lesser Whitethroat.

Reed Warbler, Tennyson Sands.
Photo - Paul Neale
Little Egret, Tennyson Sands.
Photo - Paul Neale
Little Ringed Plover, Tennyson Sands.
Photo - Paul Neale
May 22nd. Around were a Red Kite, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Cuckoo, a Turtle Dove, 2 Hobby and a Spotted Flycatcher.
 The third session of CES was done this morning. The 20 new birds were a Willow Warbler, a Wren, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Robin, 3 Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler and 2 Dunnock. The 17 retraps were 3 Dunnock, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, a Robin, 2 Whitethroat, a Wren, 3 Blackbird, a Chaffinch, a Song Thrush and a Sedge Warbler.

Spotted Flycatcher, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Kev Wilson
Red Kite, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Phil Hyde
Red Kite, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Phil Hyde
Short-eared Owl, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Little Egret, Tennyson Sands, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Common Terns, Tennyson Sands, 22nd May 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Turtle Dove, 22nd May 2017.
May 21st. On Tennyson's Sands was a Spoonbill. Flying north were 2 more Spoonbill; and south a Hobby, 3 Swift, 12 Swallow, 5 House Martin and a Grey Wagtail. Birds around were a Marsh Harrier, 4 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, 3 Cuckoo, 4 Turtle Dove, a Short-eared Owl, a Kingfisher, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded just 4 retraps: a Willow Warbler, 2 Dunnock and a Sedge Warbler.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mid May 2017

May 20th. Around, including birds trapped, were 80 Brent Goose, 15 Whimbrel, 65 Little Tern, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Cuckoo, a Kingfisher and 3 Spotted Flycatcher. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Little Ringed Plover. Flying south were 3 Whimbrel, a Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, 18 Swallow and 2 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 9 new birds: a Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, a Reed Bunting, a Robin and a Mistle Thrush; and 5 retraps: singles of Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit, Blue Tit, Dunnock and Great Tit.
 Butterflies included 10 Green Hairstreak and a Wall Brown.

Swallow, 20th May 2017.
Photo - Paul Johnson
Willow Warbler, 20th May 2017.
Photo - Paul Johnson
Spotted Flycatcher, ringed 20th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Juvenile Robin, ringed 20th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Mistle Thrush, ringed 20th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 19th. Rain until early afternoon.
 Birds around included 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Swift, 50 Swallow, 20 House Martin and a Goldcrest. Going south were 2 Whimbrel and a Yellow Wagtail.

May 18th. Soggy start, gradually drying out.
 Around were 5 Whimbrel, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Cuckoo and 2 Hobby. On Fenland Lagoon was a Kingfisher. Heading south were 15 Swallow and 20 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, produced 3 new birds: a Chaffinch and 2 Blackcap; and 2 retrap Whitethroat.
 Butterflies included a Painted Lady.

Hobby, 18th May 2017.
Photo - Stuart Ainsworth
May 17th. Rain almost all day, making recording difficult.
 The Spoonbill returned to Tennyson's Sands in the evening. Also there were a Common Sandpiper, 18 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Little Tern; and on Fenland Lagoon was a Grey Plover. Birds around included 32 Brent Goose, 8 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoo, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Bullfinch and a House Sparrow. Going south were 5 Swift, 118 Swallow, 11 Sand Martin, 68 House Martin and a Tree Pipit; and south-south-east a female Marsh Harrier.

May 16th. Moderately strong south-westerly wind.
 On Tennyson's Sands in the evening was a Spoonbill. Around, including birds trapped, were 6 Whimbrel, a Snipe, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Rook and 2 Siskin. Flying south were 2 Hobby and 100 Swallow.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 6 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat, a Chaffinch, 2 Swallow and a Cuckoo; and 6 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blue Tit, a Great Tit and a Sedge Warbler.

Swallow, ringed 16th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Cuckoo, ringed 16th May, 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Spoonbill, 16th May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
May 15th. Some light rain late morning, then more rain in the afternoon.
 On Tennyson's Sands were a Temminck's Stint and a female Wigeon. Birds around included 38 Common Scoter, 125 Little Tern, 4 Whimbrel and 3 Cuckoo. Heading south were 9 Common Scoter, an Arctic Tern, 3 Swift, 4 Sand Martin, 54 House Martin, 78 Swallow and a Tree Pipit; and west a female Bullfinch.
 The second session of CES was done this morning. The 13 new birds were a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, a Robin, 2 Blackcap, a Swallow, a Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird and 2 Mistle Thrush. The 21 retraps were 3 Dunnock, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit, a Song Thrush, a Willow Warbler, a Robin, 2 Wren, 2 Blue Tit, a Sedge Warbler, a Mistle Thrush and a Chiffchaff.

Temminck's Stint, 15th May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
Mistle Thrush, ringed 15th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 14th. Some rain early morning.
 Around, including birds trapped, were a Common Sandpiper, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, a Turtle Dove, 5 Cuckoo, a Firecrest, 5 Wheatear, 3 Grasshopper Warbler and a Bullfinch. Flying north were 2 Spoonbill; and south 6 Barnacle Goose, 2 Goosander and a Peregrine.
 A rain-delayed morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 3 new birds: a Firecrest, a Reed Warbler and a Chaffinch; and 2 retraps: singles of Whitethroat and Dunnock.

Grasshopper Warbler, 14th April 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Roe Deer, 14th April 2017.
Photo - Paul Neale
Firecrest, ringed 14th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 13th. Moderately strong south-westerly wind.
 In the early morning a Red-rumped Swallow went south over Jackson's Marsh, then later another Red-rumped Swallow went south over Mill Hill, then a Bee-eater flew south over East Dunes. Also going south were 3 Barnacle Goose, 3 Marsh Harrier, 16 Whimbrel, 3 Swift, a Hobby, 200 Swallow, 50 Sand Martin, 250 House Martin, 3 Tree Pipit and 14 Yellow Wagtail. Birds around included a Turtle Dove, 3 Cuckoo, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail and a Corn Bunting. On Tennyson's Sands were a Ruff and 17 Black-tailed Godwit; and on Fenland Lagoon a Greenshank and a Kingfisher.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 9 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat and a Robin; and 3 retraps: a Goldfinch and 2 Sedge Warbler.

May 12th. The Nightingale sang briefly in West Dunes. Around, including birds trapped, were a Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 3 Cuckoo, 3 Turtle Dove, a Short-eared Owl, a Wheatear, a Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Tree Pipit. Heading south were 3 Yellow Wagtail and 25 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 16 new birds: a Wren, a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Goldfinch, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and a Turtle Dove; and 7 retraps: a Linnet, 2 Whitethroat, a Wren, a Chiffchaff and 2 Sedge Warbler.

Turtle Dove, ringed 12th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Turtle Dove, ringed 12th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 11th. The Nightingale sang again south of Beach Car Park. Other birds around were a female Marsh Harrier, a Common Buzzard, 5 Whimbrel, a Cuckoo, 3 Swift, a Green Woodpecker, a Wheatear, a female Redstart (East Dunes), 2 female Pied Flycatcher (1 East Dunes, 1 Plantation), a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Redpoll. On Tennyson's Sands were a male Pochard, a Ruff, a Common Tern and 3 Reed Warbler.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, provided 4 new birds: singles of Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat and a Great Tit; and no retraps.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling provided 5 new birds: a Long-tailed Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Mistle Thrush; and 9 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Blue Tit, a Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, a Blackbird, a Chiffchaff and a Robin.
Lesser Whitethroat, 11th May 2017
Photo - Kev Wilson
 

Grasshopper Warbler 11th May 2017
Photo - Chris Greene

Monday, 1 May 2017

Early May 2017

May 10th. An Osprey came in off the sea. The Nightingale was singing near the Cycle Track. Around were 2 Light-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Greenshank, 30 Whimbrel, a Short-eared Owl, a Cuckoo, a Turtle Dove, a Kingfisher, a Green Woodpecker, a Ring Ouzel, a Fieldfare, 3 Redstart, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Tree Pipit and a Redpoll. On Fenland Lagoon was a Common Sandpiper. Flying north were 2 Dotterel calling after dusk; and south were a Goosander, a Grey Heron, 2 Arctic Tern, 11 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 27 House Martin, 450 Swallow, 2 Tree Pipit and a Crossbill.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 13 new birds: 4 Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, a Blackcap and a Sedge Warbler; and 2 retrap Willow Warblers.

Whitethroat,  10th May 2017.
Pied Flycatcher, 10th May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
Singing Grasshopper Warbler, early morning, 10th May 2017.
Photo - Nige Lound


May 9th. Northerly wind still decreasing.
 The Woodlark was still present around the south end of East Dunes. The Nightingale was singing well by Beach Car Park this evening. Other birds around, including those trapped, were a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Grey Heron, 4 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, 2 Ruff, a Cuckoo, 8 Fieldfare, 4 Ring Ouzel, 3 Redstart (2 females East Dunes, 1 male Mill Pond Meadow), 2 Wheatear, a female Pied Flycatcher, a Garden Warbler, 2 Tree Pipit and 2 Crossbill. On Tennyson's Sands was a Great Crested Grebe; and on the Mere a Yellow Wagtail. Going north were 14 Swallow, and south 2 Fieldfare.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 19 new birds: 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, a Garden Warbler, a Redstart, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, a Whitethroat and a Woodpigeon; and 6 retraps: a Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler and a Redstart.

Avocet, 9th May 2017.
Photo - Nicky Yeadon
Woodlark by the Shorebird Hut, 9th May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
Woodpigeon, ringed 9th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 8th. Quite strong northerly wind, gradually decreasing.
 Around, including birds trapped, were 3 Wigeon, a ringtail Hen Harrier, 1000 Oystercatcher, 10 Whimbrel, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Little Tern, 2 Cuckoo, a Woodlark, a Ring Ouzel, a female Redstart, a Nightingale, a Garden Warbler and a Brambling. On Tennyson's Sands was a Little Ringed Plover. Heading north were 2 Swift and 4 Swallow.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue provided 12 new birds: 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, a Brambling, a Sedge Warbler, a Redstart and a Chaffinch; 13 retraps: 2 Coal Tit, a Willow Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Goldcrest, a Dunnock, 2 Blackbird, a Blue Tit, a Long-tailed Tit, a Great Tit and a Great Spotted Woodpecker; and a control Long-tailed Tit.

Dryad's Saddle Fungus, Sykes Farm, 8th May 2017.
Photo - Jack Wilson
Brambling, ringed 8th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Redstart, ringed 8th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 7th. Increasing northerly wind.
 A Yellow-browed Warbler was discovered in East Dunes. Birds around, including those trapped, were 13 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, a Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Swift, 3 Cuckoo, 3 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Redstart (2 males and 1 female in East Dunes), 7 Wheatear, a Whinchat, a male Pied Flycatcher, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, a Wood Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Tree Pipit, 2 Brambling and a Common Redpoll. On Jackson's Marsh was a Spoonbill; on Fenland Lagoon 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank; on Croftmarsh a Yellow Wagtail; and on Tennyson's Sands 3 Ruff. Flying north were a Hooded Crow, a Common Buzzard and 50 Swallow.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 25 new birds: 14 Willow Warbler, a Wood Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, a Redstart, a Robin, a Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat and a Common Redpoll; and 5 retraps: 2 Willow Warbler, a Redstart, a Chiffchaff and a Chaffinch.

Wood Warbler, ringed 7th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
Common Redpoll, ringed 7th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 6th. Still fairly strong north-easterly wind.
 Going north was a Swift. Around, including birds trapped, were a Marsh Harrier, a Short-eared Owl, 3 Cuckoo, a Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, a Hobby, a Snipe, 5 Fieldfare, a Whinchat, 3 Redstart (2 males East Dunes, 1 female West Dunes), 18 Swallow, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, a Wood Warbler, a Chiffchaff and 18 Willow Warbler.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with James Siddle, yielded 15 new birds: 5 Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, a Linnet, a Redstart and a Whitethroat; 5 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blue Tit, a Reed Bunting and a Redstart; and a control Lesser Whitethroat.

Pale Prominent, 6th April 2017.
Photo - John Shaughnessy
Redstart, ringed 6th May 2017.
Photo - George Gregory
May 5th. Somewhat less strong north-easterly wind.
 Birds around, including those trapped, were a ringtail Hen Harrier, a male Marsh Harrier, a Common Buzzard, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 5 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 4 Snipe, a Cuckoo, 18 Swallow, 2 Fieldfare, a Redwing, a male Redstart, a Wheatear, 2 Pied Flycatcher, a Yellow Wagtail and a Garden Warbler. On Tennyson's Sands were a Little Ringed Plover and a Common Tern. Heading north was a Red Kite.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, provided 8 new birds: 2 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Garden Warbler, a Robin and Redstart; and a retrap Blue Tit.

Redstart, ringed 5th May, 2017.
Photo - George Gregory 
May 4th. Continuing fairly strong north-easterly wind.
 A male Pied Flycatcher was discovered in East Dunes mid-morning. Around were 4 Greenshank, a Cuckoo, 50 Swallow, a Black Redstart and a female Redstart. On Tennyson's Sands were 3 Ruff and a Reed Warbler. Flying north were 4 Greenshank.

Pied Flycatcher, 4th May 2017.
Photo - Stuart Ainsworth
May 3rd. Fairly strong north-easterly wind.
 Birds around were a Marsh Harrier, a Common Buzzard, a Greenshank, 9 Whimbrel, a Snipe, 2 Common Tern, a Red-legged Partridge, 2 Cuckoo, 7 Swallow, a Ring Ouzel, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 House Sparrow. A Black Redstart appeared next to Jackson's Marsh hide. On Croftmarsh was a Grey Heron; and on Tennyson's Sands were 3 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper. Heading north were an Arctic Tern and a Hobby; and south 4 Ruff.

May 2nd. A Common Crane flew over, then off north in the morning. Around, including birds trapped, were a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, a ringtail Hen Harrier, a Little Ringed Plover, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, a Little Gull, 2 Common Tern, 60 Little Tern, 6 Cuckoo, a Turtle Dove, 34 Swallow, 45 House Martin, a Sedge Warbler, a Fieldfare, a Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, a Tree Pipit and a Siskin. A Nightingale was heard singing briefly in the East Dunes.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 9 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Sedge Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, a Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a Chaffinch; and 5 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird and a Whitethroat.
 Offshore was a Harbour Porpoise.

Common Crane, 2nd May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
Little Terns at high tide, 2nd May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2nd May 2017.
Photo - Richard Doan
 May 1st. The Spoonbill flew off of Tennyson's Sands early morning, while the Spotted Redshank and a Common Tern remained there. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Fulmar, 15 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshank, 4 Cuckoo, 12 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, a Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler and a Tree Pipit.
 The first session of CES was done this morning. The 9 new birds were a Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 2 Blackcap, a Dunnock, a Song Thrush and 2 Blackbird; and the 15 retraps were 3 Blackbird, 5 Dunnock, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Great Tit, a Long-tailed Tit, a Whitethroat and a Wren.