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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Highlights from 6th-8th June

Tim Jones and Tim Davis have provided this update, following a very bumpy crossing from Bideford on the 6th.
A single Spotted Flycatcher was in Millcombe on 6th and 7th alonmg with two singing Chiffchaffs. A (silent) Willow Warbler was on the terraces on the 6th. A steady northward passage of hirundines on 7th included at least 64 Swallow, 16 House Martin and 2 Sand Martin and there were also 4 Swift. A female Black Redstart was in Gannet's Coombe on 7th and a Grey Wagtail was an unusual June record.
In Jenny's Cove, there were 90 Puffins on land. The first ever breeding of Teal was recorded with a female and four ducklings on Pondsbury and nearby breeding was also confirmed for Stonechat (the first since 2009).
On the 8th there was a Snipe at Tibbetts Pond, a Sparrowhawk at the South End and a Hobby seen from the Upper East Side Path. There were also three Collared Doves in Millcombe.

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