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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Starfish are not frequently seen on Landguard but it is probably to late to record it when it has been claimed by a Herring Gull.
Strong Southwesterly wind and heavy showers to begin with this morning, the sky then cleared and the wind held. New birds seen around the observatory was a juvenile Chiffchaff and 2 juvenile Greenfinch. There was an increased passage offshore today and noted going South this morning were 112 Black-headed Gull, 39 Curlew, 38 Whimbrel, 16 Cormorant plus 1 North, 15 Common Tern plus 2 North, 12 Oystercatcher, 10 Teal, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Grey Plover, 3 Golden Plover, 3 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling, 3 Common Gull, 2 Great Black Backed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Gannet, 1 Knot, 1 Redshank, 1 Turnstone. Going East from the point 3 Sandwich Tern plus 1 North and going North 1 Shelduck.

A few common migrants turning up in the moth traps including Bordered Straw

4 birds ringed: Chiffchaff 1, Goldfinch 1, Greenfinch 1, Linnet 1