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15.08.22

A light SW airflow with some patchy low cloud cover. A quiet morning for me, with just a Whinchat in Shooters amongst the run-of-the-mill autumn warblers whilst RAB had the first Osprey of the season south over the radio mast … Continue reading

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05.8.22

A brisk and slightly cool N wind, clear skies. A run of the mill morning given the date, 2 Wheatear were around the car parks near the pub, Most of the c30 Willow Warbler were in the shelter of bushes … Continue reading

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04.08.22

Light NW wind overnight with a clear start. I only covered the top bushes and Shooters, a small number of Willow Warbler were evident with c25 seen along with 3 Reed Warbler, a single Garden Warbler and 2 Nightingale. Common … Continue reading

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26.07.22 An early Pied Flycatcher

Yesterday’s strong SW had mellowed into a light NW by the early hours, overcast. A surprise Pied Flycatcher constituted the earliest I’ve recorded in autumn, having only seen one in late July before in 2020. Unfortunately it eluded the camera. … Continue reading

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21.07.22 First Willow Warbler of autumn

A still overcast evening visit. A brief evening visit where a bright, lemon Willow Warbler was a welcome sight. c150 Swift passed overhead along with a high flying Ringed Plover. The headland looking very parched at the moment. The previous … Continue reading

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30.06.22

Overcast light SW wind. The last day of June, recent days have been quiet. On the 28th, 2 Nightingale gave themselves away by their dry wooden croaks in Shooters were typical of the date. Lots of Marbled White’s on the … Continue reading

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27.06.22

Blustery SW wind, mostly sunny. A quick lunch time visit, about 300+ Swift feeding over the meadows provided quite a spectacle. Otherwise I saw little else.

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21.06.22

Light E wind, overcast broken cloud. A quiet morning, a single Reed Warbler singing neat Belle Tout. Lot’s of recently fledged Linnet and Swallow out of the nest and being tended to. Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary butterfly now … Continue reading

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01.06.22

Light meandering west wind, clear skies. Almost unbelievable it’s June already, a month which can produce the odd scarcity here but undeniably marks a change of season with spring now in full transition towards midsummer. The whole area now in … Continue reading

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24.05.22

A wet start with heavy showers, wind strengthening SW with broken cloud. A typical late May day, very few migrants to be seen although a singing Willow Warbler below Belle Tout and a Sedge Warbler in Shooters, along with 2 … Continue reading

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