Friday, 9 July 2010

A very quiet few days bird wise. Seabird passage has remained steady but with no surprises. An Arctic Tern lurked in the mist this morning and up to four Common Sandpiper remain around the coast. The Curlew flock has increased to 36 and a Whimbrel has joined them. An attempt to dazzle Common Sandpiper only yielded two Ringed Plover and a bonus 80 or so Manx Shearwater.

Young Swallows also find barbed wire fences to their liking. Top (c) Richard Brown,
both bottom (c) Ben Porter

Manx Shearwater continue to pass close to the shore, possibly looking for barbed wire fences (c) Richard Brown

A Map-winged swift was this mornings highlight in the moth trap (c) Ben Porter

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