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Friday, 31 August 2018

30th Aug – A good variety of migrants, including a late(ish) Swift

Tony Taylor sums up Thursday 30th as "a pleasant day with birds on the move". His own sightings combined with those by Rebecca & Rich Taylor and Dean Jones included:

Two Whimbrels, a lone Swift (the last of the year?), 25 Sand Martins, 135 Swallows, 15 House Martins, 20 Willow Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, one Blackcap, 9 Whitethroats,  3 Goldcrests, 15 Spotted Flycatchers, 10 Wheatears, one Grey Wagtail, a flock of 7 alba wagtails including at least two White Wagtails, and 4 Tree Pipits. The remains of a Knot were found in South West Field.

During the night of 30th/31st the impressive total of 43 Manx Shearwaters (of which 36 were chicks) were caught at the Old Light colony, in spite of clear skies with a rising moon. Tony reports "lots of chicks out exercising wings".

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