Monday, 24 August 2015

24th August 2015

Weather: SSE force 1, later NNW 1
A welcome window in the wet weather this morning did not improve the migrant situation, with again no warblers and just the suggestion of a very small passage of Robins, while a single female Wheatear arrived and stayed at the northern half of the island (right, posing on the lookout roof). Two Teal flew in from the west briefly, which was the only significant sighting to distract observers from watching the many Sandwich and Common terns diving into the flat calm sea, and seemingly having a good rate of success.
As the sun appeared mid-morning 2 Small Whites and a Red Admiral flew in the warmth.Still at least 1 Whimbrel calling, but waders were naturally scarce at the low tide with a summer plumaged Grey Plover, 350 Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover and 6 Redshank the highlights. Three Little Egrets and 2 Grey Herons were on the shore.
In the late afternoon a juvenile Black Tern was resting on the sand below the obs, a good find and definitely bird of the day.
Ringed: 1 Robin          [ 372-34 ]
(DB briefly,CJ,AMC(pm))                 photos CJ

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