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Friday 30th August 2019

Common Tern are often seen patrolling the waters around the Point, diving to take small fish from the surface. These terns don't travel quite as far as Arctic Terns for their migration, spending the winter along the tropical and sub-tropical coasts of Africa and South America rather than the Antarctic.

As August draws near to its conclusion there was a hint of autumnal chill in the west wind this morning, though as the day wore on the temperatures were once again summery. Migrants heading south were 51 Swallow, 6 Teal, 5 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Plover, 1 Hobby and 1 Yellow Wagtail. On site there were 20 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear and our single daily Pied Flycatcher.

Dark Spectacle has two generations a year, the larvae feeding on nettles.

Ringing: Willow Warbler 10, Starling 3, Pied Flycatcher 1, Woodpigeon 1, House Sparrow 1.