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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Saturday 15th July 2017

Migrating summer plumage Sanderling on the beach heading to West Africa for the winter are always well received. Autumn wader passage well underway plus the usual passerines that depart early or the juveniles disperse in the summer to find new areas to colonise. Southbound 19 Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 6 Oyk, 3 Black-headed Gull, 2 Teal, 2 Kittiwake, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Mipits, Little Egret, Common Scoter & Redshank plus northbound 15 Common Scoter & 4 Barnacle Geese.

Dog's Tooth is only rarely encountered in our moth traps despite being fairly numerous in traps run elsewhere near saltmarsh and damp coastal areas.

No birds ringed.