Saturday, 23 May 2009

23rd May 2009

A south easterly first thing this morning but failing to produce many migrants apart from 2 Wheatears and a steady Swallow passage also with 6 House Martins and 3 Swifts. Single Dunnock, Grey Wagtail and Lesser Redpoll were the only other exceptions to a very quiet day. Hardly a migrant in the true sense of the word but a Collared Dove (left) visited briefly and sat on the obs fence. Still at least 5 Whimbrel (below), 6 Sanderling, 25 Ringed Plover and a Bar-tailed Godwit on the shore with a few Dunlin and Knot and several hundred Oystercatchers.

Two hundred Gannets sat on the sea towards the wind farms and a Red-throated Diver flew off to the west side.
Ringed today:- 1 Robin
(JE,CJ,SRW,+CD,PSW) [393] photos CJ

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