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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016

Autumn well underway with 100 Curlew south before observers had to resort to other tasks so maybe twice that number went past. Also heading south 39 Black-headed Gull, 27 Swift, 10 Oyks, 10 Whimbrel, 2 Teal, 2 Sand Martin, Tufted Duck, Redshank & Med Gull with 2 Gannet also noted heading north. The first juvenile Black-headed Gull of the year recorded in addition to juvenile dispersal in the form of a couple of Chiffchaff, Blackcap & Whitethroat. Small numbers of Little Terns are regularly seen in small numbers up and down the beach all summer.

9 birds ringed: 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Blackcap, 1 Dunnock, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit.