Sunday 22 July 2018

22nd July 2018

Weather: NW force 4,  drizzle
Some good records today for mid-summer, the highlights being a summer plumage Black-tailed Godwit and no less than 6 Eiders.
There has been many Swallows feeding over the island this summer and this morning 60 exited a roost in the bracken an hour after dawn, an interesting development.
On the early tide were 14 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes and waders counted included 12 Whimbrel, 58 Curlew, 25 Dunlin, 3 Turnstone and 9 Redshank..

Five Little Egrets and 2 Grey Herons added to the mix and smaller visitors were 3 Swifts and a Goldfinch.
Ringed: 2 Linnets.      [ 419-29 ]
photos AEH

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