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Friday 22 May 2020

A breezy overcast start with a light shower before first light and the wind steadily moving round from the south east to south west through the course of the morning.

There were a few more birds around than yesterday with a Willow Warbler and a Chiffchaff in the bushes, a Song Thrush and Blackbird were also ringed and were probably the result of failed breeding attempts elsewhere. Vis-mig was good with the cloud cover causing the hirundines and swifts to pass lower. A total of 49 Swallows, 7 House Martins and 15 Swifts were noted up until mid-day.

The highlight of the morning for one observer was a Stone Curlew on the beach but subsequent searches failed to re-find it, a Lapwing was also on the beach and the three Wheatears were also still loitering by the Tank Blocks.

On the Sea, 200 Brent headed north and a Fulmar headed South.

Puss Moth used to be more regular but this is only our third in the past ten years so certainly livened up this mornings catch.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Willow Warbler