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July 2015 Sightings

2nd July 2015 - Thursday

PLEASE. IF VISITING BEACON PONDS PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE LITTLE TERN COLONY AND VIEW ONLY FROM LONG BANK. THANK YOU
Another warm and muggy day with plenty of sunshine, clouding later with a force 2 west – west-north-westerly.
Numpties: 04:30-12:45, 15:15-16:00. Moving were 17 Teal, 37 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 2845 Swift, 26 Sand Martin, 11 House Martin and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Present were 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 3 Lapwing, 20 House Martin, the Grey Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff.

Ringing: 1 Dunnock, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff.

1st July 2015 - Wednesday

PLEASE. IF VISITING BEACON PONDS PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE LITTLE TERN COLONY AND VIEW ONLY FROM LONG BANK. THANK YOU
Warm bust mostly with thin cloud and a force 1-4 south-easterly
Seawatch: 16:05-19:15 Moving were 2 Teal, 181 Teal, 181 Common Scoter, 47 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 164 Gannet, 2 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Curlew, 136 Kittiwake, 161 Guillemot, 17 Razorbill, 3 Puffin and 30 Swift. Present were 1 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 60 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 35 Bar-tailed Gull, 88 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Little Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtail, the Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, a male and 2 juvenile Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 2 Blackcap, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Ringed Plover pullus, 3 Little Tern pullus.

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