Monday, 25 July 2011

Sand Martins

A slow plod around the trapping area in glorious weather but little in the way of grounded migrants found 6 Willow Warblers, 4 fly over Yellow Wagtails and stream of Sand Martins moving North. By the power station the resident Black Redstarts and Wheatear families. Also a resident Meadow Pipit complete with bling catching Grasshoppers for its young.     By the fishing boats 100s of Sand Martins on the shingle and 20+ Sandwich Terns fishing off shore and another family of Wheatears.
 At the ARC Pit the only new arrivals were 2 Ruff, the LRP chicks have now survived 3 days and the Lapwing chicks both look as if they will fledge. The Goosander still on its island at the south end.

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