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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Saturday 16th July 2016


A much breezier day today with winds from the South/West and quite a productive day with a good variety of species moving through.

Observations include movements of 24 Swallow, 9 Swift and 3 Sand Martin in the hirundine department, all heading south. 10 Goldfinch milling about the site along with 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff.

The first juvenile Sedge Warbler of the Autumn turned up this morning in one of our mist nets.

Sea watching produced 10 Cormorant, 5 Common Tern, 3 Black-headed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 2 Gannet, 2 Little Tern and 1 Mediterranean Gull.

Ringing: 27 birds ringed this morning which include 7 House Sparrow, 4 Dunnock, 3 Great Tit, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Chiffchaff.