Friday, 23 July 2010

Calm winds and overcast skies in the night led to a few more waders and warblers being present: a total of 30 Willow warblers were seen, a vocal Grasshopper Warbler was in the wetlands and 6 Sedge Warblers were in the oat fields. A good selection of 13 different species of wader included the Black-tailed Godwit from yesterday evening, two Lapwings, a Sanderling, seven Common Sandpipers, seven Turnstones, six Dunlins and two Purple Sandpipers. Seawatching produced a Common Tern, a Sandwich Tern and 20 Common Scoters, as well as four Risso's Dolphins.

 A variety of waders were seen today including this Sanderling
A Sandwich Tern (above) and a Common Tern were also seen today
Up to twenty Grayling butterflies have been present on the mountain
pictures (c) Ben Porter

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