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Monday 26th August 2019

Just the one Wheatear on the reserve today. 

Another balmy bank holiday morning with fewer migrants around than we would like. Southbound there were 51 Black-headed Gull, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Swallow, 3 House Martin, 3 Dunlin, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Kestrel. A very early morning Snipe flying over is a true sign of the autumn to come. On site there was a single Knot feeding on the common, along with 5 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear. There were also 7 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker all seen within the Obs compound. After being ringed, the Woodpecker was seen flying off west over the docks.

Boxworm moth is an adventive noted for the first time this summer this morning. If your box hedges have been skeletonised this is likely the culprit.

Ringing: 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Robin, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow, 1 Woodpigeon.