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30.08.21

A dull overcast day throughout with a moderate NE wind. The second August Bank Holiday in a row to be blighted by an unseasonably cool northerly airflow. Although todays uninspiring cloudy skies and cool winds did little to enthuse Jamie … Continue reading

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28.08.21

Another clear start with a moderate NE wind. Yellow Wagtail numbers have really built up this week with their calls heard frequently this morning, very few seen on the ground and in fact very hard to see as they pass … Continue reading

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27.08.21 Honey Buzzard

A cool start to the day under clear skies backed by a light NE wind. I started up top around the pub, after a chilly start the bushes livened up a touch with both Pied Flycatcher and Spotted Flycatcher in … Continue reading

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26.08.21 A flock of 8 Bee-eater!

An overcast morning with a brisk NNE wind. I’d had a look around the top of the headland where 4 Wheatear were around the RAF monument and small numbers of Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat could be found. At about … Continue reading

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25.08.21 Tree Sparrow.

Another cloudless start with a continuation of a NE wind. Plenty of birds at Birling Gap with 40+ Yellow Wagtail in the sheep field and at least 10 Whinchat along the fence lines along with 2 Wheatear. Richard Butler had … Continue reading

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24.08.21 Pied Flycatchers

A brisk NNE wind this morning with clear skies. Less activity than the day before but 2 vocal Pied Flycatchers in the old trapping area were a welcome sight, following on from my first on the late date of 20th … Continue reading

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22.08.21 Black-browed Albatross at Bempton.

As a kid, seeing grainy photo’s of the returning Shetland bird in copies of BB during the 80’s left an indelible impression on my young birder brain. Seemingly too far and too remote an occurrence for me ever to witness … Continue reading

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16.08.21 NW wind

The first morning backed with a NW wind which is set to remain until the weeks end. Perhaps this wind direction was the reason most of the birds were concentrated in the bushes from the radio mast to the old … Continue reading

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05.08.21 Last few days.

The weather fell under the influence of a decent ridge of high pressure from the 1st which contradicted the forecast somewhat but had broken down by the 5th with the arrival of a low pressure. A decent arrival of Willow … Continue reading

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27.07.21 Willow Warbler numbers slowing building

Overcast with a light SW wind. Willow Warblers delicately feeding in Hogweed is a very typical sight this time of year. The numbers are slowly building but no big days as yet. A single Reed Warbler at Birling, a Nightingale … Continue reading

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