Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 20th

The easterly winds picked up considerably overnight but luckily Mannez Quarry reserve offers enough shelter  to open a couple of nets despite the strong winds that ruled out Essex farm and Longis reserve. 20 Birds processed included  a Lesser Whitethroat, … Continue reading

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April 19th

There were no fewer than 37 Wheatears on Longis common first thing, and a pair of White Wagtails in the Obs garden. Overnight the winds had turned Easterly and dropped away to near perfect conditions at daybreak. Other warden commitments … Continue reading

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18th April

Another day of Northerly winds, a little stronger than the last two days. First thing there was a Whitethroat on top of a bramble bush taking in the sun rise beside the sea defense wall at Longis Reserve, where a … Continue reading

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April 18th

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April 17th

The day began and ended with light northerly winds, the wind direction did not deter the Swallows and Martins that came through in similar numbers to yesterday though today there were more House Martins amongst them. A Yellow Wagtail flew … Continue reading

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April 16th

A good light but constant passage of hirundines today continued throughout the morning following early rain with around 300 birds through by lunch time. 2 Marsh Harriers and a Cettis Warbler were seen on Longis reserve. Ringing was delayed by … Continue reading

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April 15th

Sightings today included a Marsh Harrier on Longis reserve, a Hobby at Giffoine and Sparrowhawk at Mannz. 2 Ring Ouzels at Whitegates field and good numbers of Wheatear including 8 at fort raz and 5 on the Longis beach defense … Continue reading

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April 14th

A promising start at the reserve first thing with a Reed Warbler singing heartily beside the hide and a cuckoo calling in the distance. However the wind soon got up and was followed by showers set in for the day. … Continue reading

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April 13th

  Light southerly winds continued throughout the day. A Ring Ouzel was spotted at Giffoine and there Wheaters were reported from several locations across the island. An unusual record for the island was 3 Dunlin reported from Saye Bay. Another … Continue reading

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April 12th

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