Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday 25th April

No repeat of the excitement of the last couple of days with just 21 Dunlin and 11 Sanderling over the high tide and a Great Northern Diver offshore.
Ringing News: A Whimbrel (yellow D63) was one of 30+ birds seen on 18th April. It was ringed last year on 18th May 2015 at Llansantffraed, Ceredigion, Wales. See here for more information on this Welsh project.

As with many spring Whimbrel it was thought to have continued migration north so it was surprise when it returned to the Warren on the 23rd & 24th April. It is presumed the recent spell of North-westerlies helped postpone the onward journey to Iceland. More information on Whimbrel migration can be found here on the Wader Tales website.

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