Thursday, 25 July 2019

Today the UK saw one of the hottest days every recorded and although the west coast didn't get the heat like the east coast did we still felt the heat! It was blue skies and sunshine all day and the temperature got up to 26oc but was kept down by the wind coming in from the south west.

A walk around the plantation in the morning was productive with an increase to eight juvenile Willow Warblers, four juvenile Chiffchaffs were being fed by their parent and the first Spotted Flycatcher of the autumn was a nice addition.

In keeping with the theme of the past week the waders again put in a good show with the Curlew flock at high tide being a theme, today there were 51 counted. The rocks along the narrows are a good place for the waders at high tide and one small flock included nine Redshank, six Whimbrel, 16 Turnstone, two Common Sandpipers, and two Sanderling. 

Chiffchaff family                             Lewis Hooper

Bright lemony juvenile Willow Warbler

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