Bird of the morning was a Greater Short-toed Lark that was found on the golf course at Nabben, ticked off with a short twitch in between net rounds.
Also several Wheatears and a few yellow wagtails.
Ninety-eight birds ringed (totals online — click Ringing) took our spring ringing total over the 2,000 bird mark. The most notable bird in the nets was a retrap House Martin, originally ringed as a nestling in the lighthouse garden last year.
A Cuckoo — our first this year — was singing from somewhere north of the lighthouse during the morning with presumably the same bird singing also heard on my way back to the house.
Most of the afternoon was then spent painting the outhouse at the station before being treated to a superb salmon dinner in the evening to celebrate the last day of spring. Yum!