Thursday, 16 August 2012

Welcome Willows

Influx of Willow Warblers today (Bex Outram) 

Lesser Whitethroat checking for insects (Bex Outram)

Thursday 16th August comments: It was a day of two-halves today as the wind, swell and incoming tide produced some impressive heavy seas during the morning, but by early evening, the sea was mirror flat calm - so much was the contrast today. The south-easterly winds continued with yet more migrants arriving, most noticeably a Willow Warbler influx. The wind is set to continue in the south-east, so if you're visiting, come and enjoy our migrant birds and learn a little bit more about our special visitors. 

Today's highlights: Wigeon 1, Teal 16, Kestrel 1 still present, Green Sandpiper on Brownsman pond, Ruff on Staple Island (for second day), Common Sandpiper 3, Whimbrel 3, Bar-tailed Godwit 4, Ringed Plover 25, Knot 8, Tree Pipit, Robin, Whinchat 5, Wheatear 2, Willow Warbler 24, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Garden Warbler 2 and Pied Flycatcher 4.   

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