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Saturday 22nd August 2015

Warm & muggy. A Little Stint flying over calling in company with a Dunlin is always a good one to get here. Also heading south 265 Swallow, 11 Yellow Wagtail, 4 House Martin, 3 Curlew, 2 Grey Wagtail & 2 Oystercatcher. Deadly quiet for migrants around the observatory with 5 Common Whitethroat and singles of Wheatear, Willow Warbler & Whinchat on the reserve. 5 Swifts were loitering over the site all morning. Unbelievably this is only the third Wheatear of the autumn here which is very poor.

4 birds ringed: 2 Robin, 1 Great tit, 1 Greenfinch.