Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers were also in evidence and Reed Buntings seemed to be singing from every available perch.
We ringed 22 new birds and processed 23 (retraps) as follows:
Wren (1) - Dunnock 4 - Blackbird 1 (1) - Song Thrush (1) - Sedge Warbler (1) - Whitethroat (1)
Blackcap 2 - Chiffchaff 1 - Willow Warbler 4 (4) - Long-tailed Tit 1 - Blue Tit 1 (1) - Great Tit 1 (1)
Tree Sparrow 2 (1) - Chaffinch 2 (5) - Linnet 2 - Reed Bunting 1 (6)
The retrap data proved to be interesting as the male Whitethroat (ringed 3J in 2009) is the earliest ever recorded at Stanford. The Song Thrush and one of the Willow Warblers were originally ringed by us in 2007 and two of the retrap Chaffinches had not been retrapped since their original ringing in 2006 and 2008 respectively.
Sight records of interest included singles of Curlew and 'Commic' Tern, a number of Swallows and Sand Martins, four Yellow Wagtails and at least seven singing Sedge Warblers (up from the first single bird heard last Saturday 2nd April).