Monday, 25 May 2015

Monday 25th May

Waders continue to pass through with 182 Sanderling, a big increase, 89 Ringed Plover, 45 Dunlin and six Grey Plover with 294 summering Oystercatcher. Elsewhere two Great Northern Diver were offshore, one in non-breeding plumage, a Garden Warbler by the First Pond was a new migrant and three Red Kite moved through along with a late movement of 71 Swallow, seven House Martin and seven Swift.

Sanderling - Lee Collins

Ringing News: Two colour-ringed Sanderling were picked out amongst the mobile flocks. Both were ringed at Iwik village, Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania in November 2010 & 2011 respectively. Both had been recorded wintering in Mauritania in previous winters but these were the first records away from Africa.

Thanks to Jeroen Reneerkens for this information.

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