Monthly Archives: July 2017

30th July 2017 Cuckoo

I spent most of the day working and cycling but I got out late evening. The Yellow-legged Gull was still at Princes Park and things were generally quiet on the headland. This Cuckoo sat out briefly set against the late … Continue reading

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29th July 2017 Princes Park

I went back… Yellow-legged Gull. I can think of few places I know of where you can get so close to Yellow-legged Gulls as Princes Park boating lake. I went back this morning and one of yesterdays birds seems to … Continue reading

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28th July 2017 At last some YLG’s

After many visits and many, many loaves of bread sacrificed, the quest to see some juvenile Yellow legged Gulls at Princes Park finally ended when two birds appeared this evening. One, a very typical looking bird quite heavy set, whilst … Continue reading

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25th July 2017 Mucho Swifts

A  cloudy morning, quick to clear in a freshening north wind. Many Swift, somewhere in the region of c800 were present first thing, mainly feeding below the cliff tops, in the lee of the wind, at the very highest point … Continue reading

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17th July 2017 Willow Warblers

Return of the Willow Warblers. My first of the season. The wind had switched into a brisk ENE direction by morning. There was a little overhead movement during my time up on the headland with 21 Swift, 20 Sand Martin, c40 … Continue reading

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16th July 2017

Not much this morning, still an annoyingly strong SW wind. I encountered no migrants other than 3 passing Swift. John Cooper did have the first Willow Warbler and Redstart of the late summer or early autumn period (which ever you … Continue reading

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13th July 2017 First Reed Warbler

Clear conditions overnight into the morning, moderate east wind. If we are allowed to call it so, a couple of “autumn” migrants this morning. My first south bound Reed (1) and Sedge Warblers (2). Also 24 Sand Martin (east) and a … Continue reading

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