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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017

A strong Westerly breeze overnight continued through the morning. Of note on the reserve was a Sparrowhawk seen around the Butts pond, moving South early over the reserve were 339 Swift and moving South offshore during the morning were 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern plus 2 coming West into the river mouth.

Svensson's Copper Underwing is difficult to tell from Copper Underwing but in this freshly emerged one the palps are dark with pale tips despite other features on it being analogous with its congener.

No birds ringed: