Tuesday, 2 July 2019

2nd July 2019

Weather:NW 3   vis 10 mls

Two Mute Swan flew west just south of Middle Eye as an observer approached the islands, the female Eider and a male Common Scoter were at the North End, with singles each of Little Egret and Grey Heron present. Only 2 Common Tern and 32 Sandwich Tern were noted.
 A good number  (77) of Redshank for the time of year flew around the island for much of the tide but finally settled on the east side.
Also noted were 5 Dunlin, 28 Curlew and 650 Oystercatcher.
There was a Kestrel about and also a Magpie, possibly the same one that has been reported on the last few visits.
Butterfly records included 6 Painted Lady and singles of Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral. Three frogs were seen in the lower paddock.
Photos AS

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