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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tuesday 25th July 2017

The Sea Holly is looking good with several new clumps starting to establish on the reserve away from the main area traditionally found.
On the beach this morning 5 Sanderling were feeding along the tideline, noted on the reserve were 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Black Redstart, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler. Passing over the reserve 6 Swift and 1 Yellow Wagtail all going North, movement seen offshore going South were 22 Black-headed Gull, 18 Oystercatcher, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew,  1 Redshank, 1 Sandwich Tern plus 1 North. Coming in off the sea mid morning 1 Lapwing.

Cooler breezier weather conditions equals fewer moths. Archer's Dart is a specialist of vegetated shingle and sand dune areas so does well here.

21 birds ringed: House Sparrow 13, Black Redstart 1, Blackbird 1, Greenfinch 1, Linnet 1, Reed Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Song Thrush 1, Whitethroat 1