Friday, 2 August 2019

Today the weather was clear, warm and calm all day and temperature rocketed up into the mid 20's in the early afternoon.

A mornings walk produced the only birds of the day really with a Crossbill over the wetlands, a lone Golden Plover over the wetlands too, a brief Green Sandpiper the dropped into Gareth's pond, and a count of 15 Sedge Warblers throughout the wetlands.

Elsewhere Wheatear numbers were up to 17 with more juvenile appearing, two Robins were caught at the observatory and nant which is a noteworthy sighting, and 73 Swallows cruise over the pools generally heading south through the island. Waders again were in good numbers with a single Snipe, Whimbrel, Ringed Plover, and Common Sandpiper as well as 11 Redshank and four Dunlin.

Oystercatchers fighting over there places

A fresh looking Wheatear in the evening sun                                         Lewis Hooper

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