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Tuesday 20th August 2013

A calm day, overcast to begin with but becoming hot and sunny as the morning progressed. Fairly quiet around the bushes today with 4 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler and single Nightingale, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Black Redstart the only migrants, on the Common 4 Wheatear were seen early on. Viz mig produced 4 Yellow Wagtail & 21 Swallow south and 16 Goldfinch west. Offshore southerly passage involved 3 Golden Plover, 3 Curlew, 5 Shelduck, 3 Grey Plover, 8 Med Gulls in one flock, 17 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 103 Teal and 34 Common Scoter. Good numbers of Clouded Yellows about today again.

Ringing; 3 Willow Warbler and single Robin, Linnet, Greenfinch, Blackcap & Garden Warbler