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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tuesday 1st August 2017

The wind speed had greatly reduced overnight leading into a calmer and warmer morning. Noted on the reserve were 12 Willow Warbler & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. A brood of Lesser Whitethroat have fledged, they are a second clutch for the pair at the observatory. Moving South along the beach, 123 Swallow, 34 Sand Martin, 6 Oystercatcher & 4 Common Tern plus 15 seen feeding at the point, going North was 1 Little Egret.

Cream-bordered Green Pea is a nationally scarce species although the odd ones we get may, or may not, be immigrants rather than it being an on site resident.

33 birds ringed: Linnet 10, Willow Warbler 9, House Sparrow 4, Goldfinch 3, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Whitethroat 3, Wren 1