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Wednesday 28th August 2019

A summer plumage Turnstone at the the south end of the reserve.

A turn in the weather saw the blue skies of the past few days replaced by cloud and light showers, and the easterlies replaced by a west wind. Significant numbers of Sandwich Tern were seen feeding offshore with Black-headed, Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, with an estimated 60 dip-diving at a shoal of fish. Migration still seems a bit slow though, with 26 Teal, 24 Black-headed Gull, 2 Cormorant and 1 Turnstone southbound and 2 Curlew, 1 Turnstone and 1 Fulmar northbound. On site there were 20 Willow Warbler, 7 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat and our daily quota of a single Pied Flycatcher.

Wax Moth is infrequent at Landguard. These moths invade the hives of bees and wasps, where they feed on the honeycomb.

Ringing: 14 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Robin, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wren, 1 Blackcap.