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Monday 17th May 2021

A flock of Dunlin roosting on the jetty is a rare sight here due to the heavy human presence on the reserve

 Another day with all the weather you can imagine; heavy rain showers, warm sunshine, overcast skies and then not a cloud in sight all swept through on a brisk and chilly NNW wind.   The spread of birds through the day comprised 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Chiffchaffs, 8 Common Scoter north, a great flock of 80 Dunlin roosting on the pier at high tide in the afternoon, a Gannet, 3 Greenfinches, a Grey Wagtail, 3 Kittiwakes north, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, a Reed Warbler, a trickle of 73 Swallows south, 2 Swifts, 8 Turnstone, 7 Wheatears, a Whimbrel, 6 Whitethroats and a Yellow Wagtail south.

Ringing: Lesser Whitethroat 1, Chiffchaff 1, Linnet 1

Poplar Hawkmoth is always a popular visitor to our traps