8th & 9th May 2014

Although the wind has been consistently in the NE or ENE sector it hasn’t killed off the detectable passage of summer migrants.

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Spotted Flycatcher in Belle Tout on 9th.

The 8th was cold and grey but I had at least 15 Willow Warbler (mostly in the gully) and a Short eared Owl (scarce this spring and my first of 2017) passed leisurely through the hollow. Whilst KG had 3 Spotted Flycatcher at Belle Tout & 2 Black Redstart at Birling.

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Short eared Owl on the 8th.

The 9th was a brighter day but the cool wind kept a lid on the temperatures. There seemed to be less migrants than the previous day although there was a female Redstart in the old trapping area, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher in the wood, a Hobby shot through Shooters at lunchtime and a Reed Warbler was also in song there. The Raven have two young now flying around the top of the headland.

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Common Buzzard from the 8th May. Certainly striking an interesting flight silhouette when it first appeared, flight action was quite odd too!

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