Sunday, 21 May 2017

21st May 2017

Weather: SSW force1/2 at dawn, then SE 3/4

A small improvement on previous days with a couple of Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler present, one of the Whitethroats becoming the first bird ringed since 16th, together with a newly fledged juvenile Linnet. Three Wheatears were down the west side and passing through were 5 Swifts, 5 House Martins, 7 Swallows, also a Siskin, and a White Wagtail.

The Shorelark was finding undisturbed feeding difficult amongst the many visitors today, it remains to be seen if it is still here tomorrow.

Little sea watching took place over the early tide, just a Gannet and 3 Sandwich terns and a single Common Tern were logged. Among the moths found in the moth trap this morning was a Bright-line Brown-eye, a Treble lines, 4 Marbled Coronet, Netted Pug and a Clouded Bordered Brindle.

On the beach thousands of comb jellies were found to have been washed up.

Ringed: Whitethroat, 1 Linnet ( juvenile) [365-32] 

Photos BT (birds), SRW (moths) and visitor Lucy Charlton (clouded bordered brindle and comb jellies)

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