Saturday, 13 August 2011

12th August

South-easterly winds, increasing throughout the day, brought a small number of new birds, but not as much as was hoped for. A Reed Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers were the only new passerines, and a third Collared Dove joined the 2 already present at Holland House. A Couple of Sandwich Terns were in Nouster Bay, while waders included the Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, 29 Ruffs and 43 Knots.

The current influx of Ruffs, the biggest for more than a decade, is still a long way short of the impressive record count of 107 in September 1995.

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