A small influx of Chiffchaffs this morning included 10 that were ringed along with Firecrest, White Wagtail, Stonechat and Meadow Pipits. A pair of Shelduck graced Longis Bay, visual migration included a flock 21 Blue Tits headed NE and a Fieldfare. A light shower this afternoon deposited more migrants including a smart Black Redstart on the lighthouse garden wall and four Reed Buntings (a locally scarce spring visitor) on Longis reserve. Also today a Mandarin duck at Corblets quarry which interestingly is not an escape from our local ornamental waterfowl collection.

Photos (JH) Today’s Mandarin Duck