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Monday, 24 July 2017

Monday 24th July 2017

A cooler start today and the breeze gathered pace leading into showers mid morning. Noted on the reserve was a Green Woodpecker moving around the bramble in front of the observatory and a Reed Warbler was also present, on the beach 3 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin had stopped off  and were feeding along the tideline.
Passage offshore going South were, 3 Shelduck, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Redshank, 51 Swift were noted flying high coming in off the sea.

White Satin moth turns up occasionally, they may, or may not be immigrants as local populations do occur.

7 birds ringed: House Sparrow 2, Greenfinch 1, Linnet 1, Reed Warbler 1, Robin 1, Wren 1