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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Saturday 20th July 2013

Breezy with drizzle until mid morning before becoming sunny. A quiet day with the only birds of note being 26 Common Scoter & a Gannet heading north and single Turnstone & Whimbrel heading south. There were also 2 Med Gulls along with 15 Common Gulls offshore.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Friday 19th July 2013

A breezy northeasterly although hot and sunny with the occasional fog bank rolling in. Viz mig offshore produced single Little Tern and Fulmar north and a Whimbrel and 2 Turnstone south. Other birds of note were 5 Med Gulls (3 adults, a juv & a 2nd summer) and a 3rd summer Yellow-legged Gull. Ringing; 3 Greenfinch, 2 House Sparrow & 1 Wren.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Thursday 18th July 2013

A foogy start but soon clearing. There was a small passage today with 4 Swift and a Whimbrel north and 5 Teal and single Sand Martin and Stock Dove south. Amongst the terns and gulls at the Point there were 8 Med Gulls (5 adults, 2 2nd summer & a Juv) and a 1st summer Little Gull.


Saturday 20th July 0930hrs start. All welcome. Usual arrangements. Please see the events page of for further info.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Wednesday 17th July 2013

Another hot muggy day. A juv Blackcap was the highlight around the compound and few birds passing, with a Swift, a Redshank, a Curlew and a sandwich Tern all south and 13 Common Scoter north. In the moth traps this morning was the first obs record of a Beautiful China-mark. Ringing; 3 Linnet, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Wren and single Starling, Great Tit & Blackcap

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tuesday 16th July 2013

A hot and muggy day. Viz mig produced 11 Swallow (7 north & 4 south), 2 Yellow Wagtail south and 35 Swift north. Offshore a Fulmar, a Dunlin and 1 Redshank flew south and 2 Sandwich Tern, and 4 Little Egret headed north. Also of note were our first Ringlet, Gatekeeper and Common Darters of the year.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday 15th July 2013

Warm & sunny start to the day. Bird wise not a lot to write home about although going south 5 Swallows, 2 Redshank, Curlew & House Martin. 2 Lapwing were on the reserve early morning. Moth traps busy although migrants almost non-existent. Good for us was a Beautiful Golden Y which is only the second site record. Ringing: 2 Linnet, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Starling.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sunday 14th July 2013

A misty start with little wind. Another quiet day with the only birds of note being a Whimbrel and 4 Common Scoter heading south and 3 adult & 2 2nd summer Med Gulls offshore. 11 birds ringed; 5 Greenfinch, 3 Starling and single Dunnock, Blackcap & Linnet