Tuesday, 20 August 2013

20th August

The sea got a good few hours attention through the day where totals included 28 Sooty and 91 Manx Shearwaters along with nearly 300 Kittiwakes which comprised quite a few juveniles.   There was also some passage noted through the day with 28 Black-tailed Godwits seen heading south and 24 Wigeon appearing on Ancum in the afternoon while the totals of 220 Dunlin and 34 Knot included birds seen coming in across the sea from the north.   Landbirds were also on the move with Swallows, Meadow Pipits and alba Wagtails also seen coming in across the sea.

Swallows have had a good breeding season with over 70 nestlings ringed so far which have included many second broods, they are now gathering in big flocks including around Holland House where this juvenile was retrapped

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