Once again Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs made up the bulk of birds ringed at the Observatory this morning, overhead smaller numbers of Hirundines than yesterday and very little else was moving.
At Scotney a Greenshank, 100+ Golden Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwits but no sign of the Buff-breasted Sandpiper.
A walk along sea wall at The Midrips saw 3 Curlew, a Whimbrel, 2 Dunlin on the pools but not a single duck was seen. 3 Clouded Yellows were seen and 5 Turnstones were by the guard house.
On the ARC from Hanson very few waders, of note 2 Ruff, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 1cy Black-necked Grebe.
Cattle Egret on a Sheep at Boulderwall this afternoon13.30-16.30 with AJG, DS, MH, JTM & DW
Common Scoter: 19E
Red-throated Diver: 1E
Sanderling: 1 around
Common Sandpiper: 1 over heard only
Great Skua: 1W
Arctic Skua: 3+ around
Sandwich Tern: 38W
Common Tern: 2W
Arctic Tern: 1W
Guillemot: 4 around
Swallow: 233 out
Sand Martin :11 out
Another victim of careless fisherman by the fishing boats this afternoon
The hook has pierced the web
1 of 2 Convolulous Hawk Moths from the Plodland MV last night