Sunday, 27 July 2014

There was a distinct change in the weather overnight, with the calm and very warm easterly winds being replaced by slightly chillier northerlies, and bringing in a few rain showers during the early hours. There was a very obvious change on the bird front too, with far fewer migrants around on the island: just 24 Willow Warblers were recorded, along with two Grasshopper Warblers and nine Sedge Warblers. Wader numbers are building again, as birds are being forced into more obvious locations with the higher spring tides: a single Knot and two Sanderlings were today's noteworthy additions.

We have trapped two smart Grasshopper Warblers in the last two days- this one found its way into a mist net at the observatory this morning

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