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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

After an extremely hot night with temperatures falling no lower than 20 degrees celsius, the moth traps were fairly full, but the clear sky and full moon kept the better moths away. Little of note on site except 8 Sanderling on the beach and 30 Swifts moving through in quick time, whilst offshore 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Oyster Catcher and a Common Gull all heading south.

  
This Herring Gull was seen to catch this Crab from the surface of the sea and bring it ashore to devour, but the apparent victim seems to be fighting back, by grabbing hold of its lower mandible.

3 birds were ringed, 2 Great Tit and 1 Dunnock.