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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Thursday 2nd June 2016


Yet another very blustery day at the observatory, but even in this weather migrating birds can turn up anywhere and in whatever weather and today was no exception.

This adult male Kentish Plover (above), was found by one of our observers out on the nature reserve on the tideline early morning and showed well to all that visited.

Other migrants on land include 19 Swift, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Common Redstart and 1 Lapwing.

Sea watching produced 41 Brent Geese, 41 Common Tern, 34 Gannet, 8 Little Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Cormorant, 2 Fulmar, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Mallard and 1 Grey Heron.

Ringing: 2 birds ringed today including 1 Goldfinch and 1 Common Redstart.