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Friday, 29 July 2016

Friday 29th July 2016

A little breezy this morning but the wind soon died out enabling a few birds to show themselves.

New arrivals out to sea were 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Common Tern, 3 Sandwich Tern, 1 Greenshank, 1 Fulmar, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Grey Plover and 1 Common Sandpiper all on the move.

Land birds resumed with 9 Common Whitethroat, 7 Swallow, 3 Goldfinch, 3 Sand Martin, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 House Martin and 1 Wheatear which is a juvenile and still looking rather downy, (above).

The second emergence of the Chocolate-tip moth has started to appear.

Ringing: 4 birds ringed this morning including 1 Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Linnet and 1 Sedge Warbler.