Sunday, 14 August 2022

14th August 2022

 Weather: ESE force 1

 Another calm and warm early morning tempted quite a few visitors to venture out to the island soon after dawn.


Members saw a number of Swallows passing through over the island, the paddocks however were fairly quiet although a Willow Warbler arrived mid-morning and called as it fed in the obs garden.

A Wheatear later dropped in at the north end, it was the sole record today.


A Woodpigeon that was flying south would possibly qualify as an 'autumn migrant' in the absence of much else. A flock of Black-tailed Godwits was probably bird sighting of the day as they flew east over the island.

Thirteen Curlews were noted, some of them arrived in a flock.

One was feeding with a Whimbrel near the north end.

 There were still only small numbers of waders about before the tide, best were 20 Ringed Plover, 12 Redshank and 12 Turnstone. A number of Red Admirals suddenly appeared in the SK paddock during the morning, obviously fresh in off the sea. The moth list this morning was quite extensive.


Garden Carpet


Orange Swifts (male and female)

Photos AEH , CJW

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