Tuesday 17 July 2018


The WNW breeze ignited something of a Swift movement this morning, rattling up a total of 425 by 08:00 but then the supply immediately ran dry. The first Yellow Wagtail of the autumn flew east with a Pied Wagtail, and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was on the beach along with 14 Mediterranean Gulls, an adult Common Gull, 10 Little Egrets and two Oystercatchers. Three Curlews west signalled something stirring within the species, especially with two of these over land. A juvenile Grey Heron flew east over the beach, a Lesser Black-backed Gull coursed east over the fields and activity offshore was limited to singles of Gannet and Sandwich Tern.