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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Thursday 4th August 2016

A rather wild and blustery day today at the observatory.

Land migrants were thin on the ground comprising of 34 Sand Martin heading South along with 27 Swift and 4 Swallow. Others include 3 Goldfinch, 2 Willow Warbler and 1 Great spotted Woodpecker.

Sea watching proved very productive with a Wood Sandpiper flying South, which is a species that we don't record too often with only around 10 records for the site. Amongst this, 6 Teal, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Common Tern, 1 Golden Plover and 1 Whimbrel.

Ringing: 3 birds ringed this morning which are 2 Willow Warbler and 1 House Sparrow.