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Wednesday 16th July 2014

A lovely warm day today with a light breeze, initially easterly but turning southerly as the morning wore on. This allowed a movement south of early migrant passerines which included 9 Swift, 27 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin , at least 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Nightingale. Also on site today was a dispersing young Green Woodpecker and Jay. Offshore a few Sandwich Terns are still around and waders are beginning to move in better numbers with southerly passage of a few Curlew and Golden Plover.
Insect wise butterfly numbers are in good supply with some 14 species seen today, whilst the moth traps were again crowded overnight. Also in the moth traps was this female Lesser Cockroach, a species normally found only in this coastal habitat.

Ringing total of 7 birds included 2 Great Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Jay and 1 Green Woodpecker.