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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thursday 20th July 2017

The Woodpigeon get to freshen up following heavy rainfall, a shower is nice but a soak in a puddle bath is better.
Following a breezy night there was a heavy shower mid morning. New birds noted on the reserve this morning were juveniles of Black Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Greenfinch.
Passage offshore going South, 19 Black-headed Gull, 8 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 3 Sanderling, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, going North 2 Sandwich Tern.

Antler moth is a strange critter as this is only the fourth year it has put in an appearance, in one of those previous years it was fairly common.

7 birds ringed: Lesser Whitethroat 2, House Sparrow 2, Black Redstart 1, Greenfinch 1, Robin 1