A flying visit to the obs to see what Spring migrants had arrived. When I spoke to Peter (The Prof) Morgan, he was telling me that the next Chiffchaff in the mist nets would be number 75 for the day. I think its fair to say there were a lot of Chiffchaffs about, and unsurprisingly 2 male Sparrowhawks working the huts and Observatory garden for an easy meal.
Here are a few images from today:
A juvenile male Sparrowhawk in moult
This juvenile male Sparrowhawk was on the lookout for Spring migrants.
At this time of year it can be a bit confusing as to whether a Chiffchaff is a Willow Warbler or visa versa.
Birds Recorded: Cormorant, 2 male Sparrowhawk, 3 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, Pheasant, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 10+ Chiffchaff, 8+ Goldcrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Rook, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, House Sparrow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.