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Friday 21st August 2015

Another day of heavy cloud and southerly winds produced a very small scattering of migrants to the observatory today which included 6 Common Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 8 Goldfinch, 24 Swallow, 22 Sand Martin, 25 Oystercatcher, 8 Ringed Plover, 6 Avocet, 47 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 1 Wigeon, 1 Great-Crested Grebe, 19 Common Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern.

This Migrant Hawker (above), sunning itself in the afternoon hot sun.

Always good to get an example of the red data book species, Tawny Wave. 

Ringing: 2 birds ringed during the course of the morning which included 1 Song Thrush and 1 Robin.