Sunday, 18 August 2019

18th August 2019

Weather:  W 5-6, increasing 7, good vis

Despite the promising conditions the seawatching was a little disappoining with just a single dark phase Arctic Skua, 10 Gannet but good numbers of terns particular Sandwich (800) as well as 4 Common and 10 Little.

However, passerine migrants were a little surprising with a single Goldcrest, Whitethroat, Wheatear and 3 Willow Warblers present.
Numbers of  Dunlin, Sanderling, Redshank and Turnstone are now building up.
On the insect front a Banded Demoiselle damselfly was noted along with 20 Painted Lady butterflies, 3 Red Admirals and a single Common Blue.

  photos AEH

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