Friday 12 May 2017

Migrants return from Africa and our winter visitors are back in Scotland - April 2017

A good showing of migrants along with more site visits gave a monthly total of 236 of 35 species.

Highlights were a Snipe, 2 Woodlark (doubling the Group adult total), a Tree Pipit, 4 Dartford Warblers and 30 Lesser Redpolls; all from Chobham.

Top species was Blackcap on 34, the Redpoll on 30 and Chiffchaff on 28; 12 Sedge Warblers were noteworthy. Although there were no new Lesser Whitethroat ringed there were at least 3 returning birds at Bedfont and Wraysbury – which also saw a Willow Warbler returning nearly six years after ringing.

Other controls came as Siskin and Lesser Redpoll returned to their breeding areas in the Scottish Highlands with good results for Tythebarns and Iver Heath.

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