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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wednesday 27th July 2016

A breezier day with occasional light drizzle did nothing to improve the birding a great deal, but a few things are trickling through. Not least, yet another Tree Creeper, the third in a month, where are they coming from. Apart from that, 140 Swifts went south, heading back to their winter quarters in Africa, just 1 Wheatear on site and extremely low numbers of waders considering the time of year, with only 7 Whimbrel and 4 Turnstone passing offshore.


On a much brighter note, there were 24 Pied Wagtails out on the reserve today, many of them juveniles, they have clearly had a very good breeding season around here.

3 birds ringed; 1 each of Tree Creeper, Blue Tit and House Sparrow.