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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Thursday 28th July 2016

Cloudy with sunny intervals and further signs of the approaching Autumn today. Warblers being the order of the day.

Resident and migrant warblers came in the form of 10 Common Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat and the first Willow Warbler of the Autumn along with Sedge Warbler. Others include 7 Swallow, 1 Treecreeper and 1 Wheatear.

Sea watching produced 3 Cormorant, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Redshank and 1 Whimbrel.

Butterfly numbers on the reserve have been very poor this year, the reasons for which are not fully understood.

Anacampsis populella is apparently a common enough micro but we have only noted it here previously in 2001.

Ringing: 6 birds ringed this morning which include 2 Linnet, 1 Wren, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Sedge Warbler.