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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Saturday 20th August 2016


A rather wild and blustery day with intermittent showers of rain during the day. Not much on offer apart from a scattering of new arrivals.

Offshore, birds included 12 Knot, 9 Teal, 5 Grey Plover, 2 Fulmar, 2 Dunlin, 1 Common Tern, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Oystercatcher.

Other migrants involved 8 Goldfinch, 3 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 2 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Pied Flycatcher.

Red Admiral butterfly, (above).

Ringing: 1 bird ringed this morning, a Common Whitethroat.