Continued NW winds into 13th August. Ringing was at Mannez and Longis reserve both venues very quiet with few migrants though we did catch 6 Stonechats on Longis Common. Making good the ringing room in the afternoon I came across something new, a fly similar in size of a Bumble bee ! If anyone knows what this is please let us know.
With the 14th a change in the wind direction overnight from NW to N then NE this morning. Another light sprinkling of migrants around Essex Farm followed. These included a cracking Wood Warbler (photo below) and 2 more Garden Warblers. Ringing at Mannez quarry this morning where 14 birds processed included Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed and Sedge Warblers. There was also a Juvenile Marsh Harrier spotted over the lighthouse this afternoon.
Paul Veron completed a sea watch this morning at Mannez Lighthouse, reporting:-
71 Balearic Shearwater,01 Manx Shearwater,3 Common Scoter (our 1st for year),3 Med Gull,Commic Tern 3,Grey Heron 1,Whimbrel 3, Common Sandpiper 2,Fulmar 1,Sandwich term 2
More seawatch returns from Paul Veron as follows:
|Totals: 752 individuals, 5 species, 2:00 hours|
|Totals: 182 individuals, 5 species, 1:00 hours|