Wednesday 22 July 2020

Wednesday 22nd July

Similar conditions and birding activities to the last two days with a little less reported, selected counts were 284 Oystercatcher, again a rather low count for this time of the year; c.280 Curlew and Whimbrel, 130 Redshank, 100 Sandwich Tern (27 juvs) that included regular bird 'KDB', 'KJB', and also 'KBV', another bird ringed at Ynyslas, Wales, in Sep 2015, making its fourth consecutive autumn appearance here; and 'K9C' from Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. Also, 69 Dunlin, 48 Sanderling, of which most were along the beach; 34 Ringed Plover, a few Common Tern, three Common Sandpiper and a Turnstone. On the evening tide, two Roseate Tern appeared, the same birds as seen in recent days. Two Willow Warbler were the only obvious passerine migrants.

Wildlife News: Three Clouded Yellow were in Greenland Lake among Comma, Peacock and other butterflies today.

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