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Monday 20th

No news of activity today but an interesting recovery involving a Black-headed Gull. It was ringed as an adult at Herne Bay on 11/12/13 and found as a skeleton in Gotland, Sweden on 13/11/19.

Sunday 19th

I have been away for a while but some ringing continued when conditions allowed. It is a lot wetter out there than it has been for a long time, I have not seen the Haven so full for several years.

So far this month 29 birds were ringed, the highlights being a Water Rail and a Chiffchaff. Today 34 birds were caught of which ten were new. The new birds were all seed-eaters (one House Sparrow, three Greenfinches and six Chaffinches) perhaps a reflection of the cold after such a long mild spell. One of the retrap Chaffinches is now entering its tenth year.