Spring Arrival dates 2017

First arrival dates of Common Migrants, Uncommon Migrants and Spring/Summer Rarities in Cornwall 2017. All are as they appear in the ‘Recent Sightings’ news section (or should be!), and are unofficial first arrival dates for this year. (It should be noted that some species, such as Chiffchaff and Blackcap are not included as they commonly overwinter; the same goes for the occasional Sandwich Tern etc, although we’ve tried to pick out first potential true migrants. No historical date for eg Swallow as has previously overwintered, although seems a less common phenomenon these days.)