Sunday, 19 June 2016

19th June 2016

Weather: SSW force 2, cloudy
A very short pre-tide visit found many of the breeding species now have young out and about. A family group of 2 adults and 4 juvenile Swallows were on the rocks below the old obs, it is not certain at this stage from which of the possible 3 nests they originate. Other young flying this morning were 10 Linnets, 4 Meadow Pipits and a Dunnock. Two Swifts flying through were the only visible movement. Waders were again scarce, with Grey Plover, Curlew, Knot, and Dunlin all in single figures, mainly on the flood tide, the advancing waters also pushed up 3 Little Egrets and a Great Crested Grebe, while Common Terns flew with food south west towards the Dee.
Ringed: 1 Linnet         [ 297-26 ]

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