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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Thursday 21st July 2016


A slightly cooler and calmer day today at the observatory after yesterdays strong winds and spells of rain. Despite this, several new arrivals were evident on-site. 

These include 3 Black Redstart out on the nature reserve and 2 Yellow Wagtail, along with a small movement of hirundines in forms of 16 Swift, 8 Swallow and 5 Sand Martin. Others involve 1 Chiffchaff.  

Elsewhere, 2 Mediterranean Gulls flew South along with 2 Whimbrel, 1 Sandwich Tern and 4 Sanderling on the beach, (above).  


This Oak Eggar moth turned up in the moth traps this am.

Ringing: 6 birds ringed this morning including 3 Linnet, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Wren and 1 Great Tit.