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Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday 19th May 2017

The Starling population has increased greatly in a few days with fledged juvenile birds in the flock, they are still requesting food from parents but will soon be independent. Migrant birds noted on the reserve this morning 3 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Sparrowhawk. Going South over the reserve 83 Swallow and 3 House Martin.
Leading into high tide at 7am Terns gathered along the seaward side of the point with a peak count of 47 Common Tern and 13 Little Tern, they then dispersed when the tide turned, offshore 2 Sandwich Tern were seen going North and passage going South 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 1 Turnstone, 1 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake.

4 birds ringed: 3 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow.