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Monday 18th May 2020

A still warm start, with the wind and cloud gradually increasing throughout the morning.

At first light 22 Brent headed out of the river and turned north, evidently they've decided its finally time to go. In the bushes a couple of Willow Warblers sang half heatedly, 2 female Blackcaps joined the singing male and a Spotted Flycatcher was in the Poplars late in the morning.

Vis-mig included 32 Swallows, 3 Sand Martins and a House Martin. A Wheatear was by the Tank Blocks and 4 Sanderling were on the Jetty.

On the Sea, 4 Common Terns were feeding offshore with 3 Little Terns and a Whimbrel headed north.

Notocelia trimaculana has only been noted in three previous years despite being common nationally.

Ringing: 2 Blackcap, 2 Linnet, 2 Willow Warbler