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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017


Botanically the reserve continues to bloom as the Sea Holly is coming into flower.
A strong easterly wind over night and heavy cloud cover to start the day. Unfortunately passage was very quiet and only 2 Barnacle geese and 1 Cormorant going South recorded during the morning. Plenty of activity seen with the resident birds as the number of juveniles increase, 60 Linnet and 16 Goldfinch were noted moving around on the reserve, 15 Whitethroat and 3 Lesser Whitethroat not quite as mobile around the reserve were seen through the Butts pond area and around the Observatory.


Shore Wainscot put in an appearance for the first time in 20 years. It is a nationally scarce species that uses Marram so it may be present on the beach. The red data book species Shaded Fan-foot which lives on bramble also showed up this morning for the first time in many years too.

19 birds ringed: Linnet 5, Whitethroat 5, Goldfinch 4, Blackbird 2, Greenfinch 1, Robin 1, Woodpigeon 1