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Friday 21st May 2021

Spotted Flycatcher

 Very windy throughout with a blazing WSW gale dominating the proceedings; naturally most of the days birds were offshore which comprised 5 Manx Shearwaters south (the highest ever spring count), 2 Brent Geese, 5 Common Scoter, 21 Common Terns, 12+ Fulmars - with birds milling around all over the place, including up the river, 18 Gannets, a Great-crested Grebe, 5 Kittiwakes, a Little Egret south along the beach, a Red-throated Diver (only 11 previous May records), a drake Pochard south and 9 Sandwich Terns.

Also of note were a Cuckoo, 2 House Martins, a Sedge Warbler, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Swallow, 2 Turnstone and a steady southbound trickle of 136 Swifts with birds often far out over the sea.

Ringing: Sedge Warbler 1