Monday, 21 May 2012

Late May 2012

May 31st: A rainy day. A Red Kite and a Hobby were the best birds.

May 30th: A Tree Pipit, 2 Little Gulls and a Short-eared Owl were around, and a Red Kite passed though in the afternoon. A Red-veined Darter was noted.

May 29th: A Common Rosefinch and a Golden Oriole were discovered in the morning. Other birds included a Short-eared Owl, 3 Cuckoos, 4 Little Gulls, a Mediterranean Gull and a Wood Sandpiper.

May 28th: Present were a Little Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, a Ruff, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Wood Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Hobby and a Tree Pipit. Heading south were 2 Yellow Wagtails.
The third CES session was done this morning, resulting in 7 new birds ringed and 8 retraps.

May 27th: A Common Crane flew across the Wash to Norfolk. Other notables were a Temminck's Stint, a Hobby, 3 Crossbills, a Yellow Wagtail south, 2 Cuckoos and 2 Turtle Doves.

May 26th: A Hobby, a Great Skua and a Temminck's Stint were the best birds. Also recorded were a Wheatear, a Turtle Dove and a Cuckoo.

May 25th: A Golden Oriole flew between several sites in the morning. Other birds included a Little Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gulls and 2 Turtle Doves.

May 24th: Around were a Wheatear, 2 Turtle Doves and a Cuckoo.
A Whinchat was ringed in East Dunes this morning.

                                      2CY female Whinchat (George Gregory)

May 23rd: Interesting birds included 3 Little Ringed Plovers, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Gull, a Mediterranean Gull and 2 Wheatears.

May 22nd: A Glaucous Gull was offshore. Other new birds included a male Garganey, a Whinchat and 2 Mediterranean Gulls. The Temminck's Stint lingered, and a Common Buzzard passed through.

May 21st: The best bird was a Stone Curlew flushed north of Mill Hill. Somewhat unseasonal birds seen were a Black-throated Diver, a Twite and a Corn Bunting. Also present were a Wood Sandpiper, the Temminck's Stint, the Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Little Gulls.
Another Spotted Flycatcher was ringed in East Dunes.

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