Thursday, 21 August 2014

More of the same!

A late start at The Patch this morning found many Gulls and Common Terns. Of interest among them just 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. Behind the hide a Willow Warbler, a Black Redstart, 2 Clouded Yellows and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth.
In the bushes at the point only 11 Willow Warblers and 2 Common Whitethroats. Around the trapping area and Long Pits c100 each of Willow Warblers and Common Whitethroats plus a few each of Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap and Reed Warbler per AJG.  
Reed Warbler from Hanson
Late morning and late afternoon visits to the ARC saw c1,000 Sand Martins, 3 Greenshanks, 1 Spotted Redshank, 5 Dunlin, 7 Common Snipe, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Ringed Plover, 5 Garganey, a Black-necked Grebe, a Red-crested Pochard and 2 Avocets one of which was colour ringed. Right Leg: Blue over Red over Black. Let Leg 3 x Yellow.
On the reserve on Burrowes this evening c500 Sand Martins was about the only notable sighting.

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