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Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday 22nd July 2016

A calm and sunny day with varying wind directions. Still, a few good signs that the Autumn migration is well and truly under way.

Thiotricha subocellea (above), is an addition to the Landguard list. It is a nationally scarce species and only noted on a handful of previous occasions in Suffolk. Also worth a mention today is a Marbled Clover which is a red data book species and a couple of migrant Rusty Dot Pearl's.

Land birds came in the form of a singing Reed Warbler early am and a juvenile Spotted Flycatcher late am. Also, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swift, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Swallow.

Sea watching produced 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern. 2 Common Tern, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Sanderling.

Ringing: 4 birds ringed this morning including 1 Great Tit, 1 Linnet, 1 Common Whitethroat and 1 Woodpigeon.