Ben Porter has been doing a fantastic job recording all the birds on the island over the winter.
Tuesday saw the BBFO staff return, Steve for his 16th year as Warden (along with wife Emma and ten year old son Connor). Also Mark Carter a volunteer from last season who was appointed as one of our full time Assistants for 2013.
The year began with a couple of Chiffchaffs on Wednesday, a stunning Black Redstart on Thursday and we trapped a Jack Snipe on Friday. The first Wheatear was on the Narrows today with a Scandinavian Rock Pipit. A Short Eared Owl was above the obs this lunchtime. The overwintering Firecrest has been present throughout.