Sunday, 9 July 2017

9th July 2017

Weather: S force 1, then W 1/2 vis 20 miles
 A breeze from the south first thing brought a surprise Willow Warbler to be noted passing Little Eye, and then mid-morning a first year Blackcap was caught for ringing, a species that has been particually scarce this year.
A large flock of Knot flew north flew out of the estuary at a time when most would be expected to be still at the breeding grounds.

Waders are slowly increasing with 6 Whimbrel, 20 Curlew and 14 Redshank noted this morning, others logged today included 6 Pied Wagtails, 2 Little Egrets and 2 Grey Herons.
Small White butterflies were numerous in the paddocks this morning.

 The clump of Honeysuckle is now in flower

Ringed: 1 Blackcap, 1 Linnet, 1 Wren   [ 401-32 ]

Photos AEH, except Blackcap & Honeysuckle (CJ)

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