Tuesday, 5 August 2014

5th August 2014

Weather:- SE 3, later 5, partly cloudy but clear
The south easterly brought a small trickle of about 6 Willow Warblers to the island, also a Blackcap and throughout the morning Swallows passed through in small numbers with a single House Martin. A Whitethroat also noted may be the bird present for some weeks now.
  A Mediterranean Gull (above) was seen to fly over the sands near Little Eye where many hundreds of Black-headed Gulls rested after the early tide. Dunlin flocks (which were estimated at 4,000 this morning), moved about the shore with many Ringed Plover and some Sanderling as the tide ebbed. A female Peregrine and a Kestrel were both logged, as were 2 Whimbrel, 3 Common Scoters and 2 Little Egrets. The Rabbit still shows to the lucky observer.
 Later in the afternoon 4 Swifts moved through and a Harbour porpoise was sighted of the north east corner of the island. Little terns seem everywhere at the moment and 127 were counted during the day.
Ringed:- 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Linnet, 1 Robin      [ 611-33 ]
 (AAB,CJ,CJW & family, + 4)       photos   CJ

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