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Monday, 10 July 2017

Monday 10th July 2017


On the move southbound 215 Black-headed Gull, 11 Curlew, 14 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Oyk, 2 Teal, 2 Swift, 1 Common Gull & 1 Grey Wagtail plus northbound 3 Sandwich Tern. A juvenile Great-spotted Woodpecker (or two) paid a visit. 4 Med Gulls were offshore & both Mr & Mrs Peregrine were noted (they often get very secretive once they start to moult which will not be long if they haven't started already).

Apodia bifractella (top) pops into the moth traps on occasions at this time of the year. The ghostly white Palpita vitrealis is a notable migrant that we see most years later in the autumn but this one is early in the season.

5 birds ringed: 1 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker.