Monday, 22 July 2019

22nd July

A dry start but light rain moved in, lasting a few hours through the morning leaving an overcast but calm afternoon with a further band of drizzly rain coming in from the south by early evening; new birds through the day with some decent coverage mainly comprised the now regular turnover of waders highlighted by the overdue first Green Sandpiper of the year at Brides and the first Wood Sandpiper of the autumn of the autumn at Bewan.   Other birds of note comprised a Heron, an influx of 17 Shoveler, 14 Knot, 90 Sanderling, 75 Purple Sandpipers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, a Collared Dove, the Shorelark still, the Grey-headed Wagtail still, a Sedge Warbler at the Obs (the first dispersing adult away from the breeding areas) and 2 Common Crossbills.

Fulmar family

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