Friday, 17 July 2020

17th July 2020

Weather:  W force 3  warmer than of late

It's only mid-July but it must be the start of autumn as the first returning Willow Warbler was caught and ringed.

There was a small passage of swifts (21) and a few House Martins and Swallows.

Three Rock Pipits, right (one on Middle) were mid- summer residents, also 9 Wrens and 20 Linnets (below), surely an indication of a decent breeding season

Two Ravens were noteworthy records.
also 24 Shelduck.
Three Whimbrel were about the shore with 34 Curlew and 2 Little Egrets, also 400 Sandwich Terns and 25 Common Terns in the roost to the west of the island.
No less than 3 Kestrels and a Peregrine were seen today.
Ringed: 7 Linnets, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Willow Warbler.
photos JE & AS

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