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Tuesday 11th May 2021

Lesser Whitethroat

 A stunning, flat calm morning, soon becoming warm and sunny with a gentle SSE wafting breeze; there were a few new migrants scattered around and overhead, comprising 3 Blackcaps, a Chaffinch, a Chiffchaff, a Grey Wagtail south (slightly late), 3 House Martins, 2 Jackdaws, some new Lesser Whitethroats and Whitethroats, 2 Redpolls, a Reed Warbler, 92 Swallows south (mainly along the beach), 2 Swifts, a Tree Pipit, 12 Wheatears, a Whinchat and a Willow Warbler.

Over the sea birds included 12 Barnacle Geese, 3 Common Terns, a Gadwall, 4 Gannets and 4 Kittiwakes (an unusual number still offshore this late into May, interesting to speculate concerning displaced birds from the Lowestoft colony which have been on social media recently).

Ringing: Dunnock 1, Whitethroat 1, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Blackbird 2, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 1

A few migratory insects are now arriving including a couple of Rush Veneer