The easterlies continue. The air is cooler but the, almost, constant sunshine warm.
Below is the vis for Middleton NR. It was quieter today with fewer birds overhead but a bigger variety. A Chiffchaff from elsewhere was caught (ie "controlled") so it will be interesting to find out where it is from. No Yellow-browed Warblers yet.
Collared Dove 2
Grey Wagtail 5
alba wagtail 3
Meadow Pipit 110
Lesser Redpoll 4
Reed Bunting 7
Grey Wagtail 4
Meadow Pipit 8
Lesser Redpoll 1
Coal Tit 1
Blue Tit 5
Great Tit 4
Sedge Warbler 2
Reed warbler 1 (retrap)
Reed Bunting 3
Two good records as the tide was approaching high water. Thanks to Dan and Ian Hartley.
Osprey Two! Later flew north from Potts Corner towards Red Nab
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Great White Egret - 1 at 10:40. Flight line from estuary towards Power Station.
Knot c100 A few still in partial summer plumage
Grey Plover c20, two still in almost full summer plumage
Ringed Plover one flock of c50 plus other smaller groups
Dunlin one flock of c60 lots of others scattered around in twos and threes
Bar-Tailed Godwit 1 (a small juvenile)
|or a large Ringed Plover|
The following moving south
Meadow Pipits 25 in small groups