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Monday 1st August 2021

The first decent push of hirundines with southbound 340 Swallow, 8 Sand Martin & 3 House Martin with a supporting cast of 4 Oyk, 2 Swift, Common Gull & Med Gull. A Great White Egret flew overhead at 0727 hrs having been previously noted going over Felixstowe Ferry 15 minutes earlier. Grounded migrants almost non-existent with single Blackcap & Reed Warbler noted plus a Cuckoo came in off the sea then north over the dock with another juvenile turning up late morning making this the biggest day count of Cuckoo for ten years.

Webb's Wainscot is a national scarce species living on Bulrush although it is long known as a great wanderer in search of new sites & appears to be turning up more frequently in recent years.

Ringing: 3 Blackbird, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit.