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Monday, 8 August 2016

Monday 8th August 2016


Despite the strong winds from the west throughout the day, migrants kept trickling through.

Hirundines put on a decent show again with 156 Swallow, 18 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin and 5 Swift southbound. Others included 12 Goldfinch, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler and 1 Sparrowhawk.

A Wood Warbler was heard albeit briefly for a few seconds this morning but there has been no sight nor sign all day.

Gatekeeper butterfly enjoying the afternoon sun.

The wind prevented much sea watching to be done but we noted 5 Cormorant, 3 Common Tern, 1 Gannet, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher and 1 Whimbrel.

Ringing: 6 birds ringed this morning including 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Robin, 1 Wren and 1 Sedge Warbler.