Autumn creeps closer

3rd July 2008 - sunny spells and thundery showers
Morning sightings (0830-0930) continue to dwindle with just 32 Sandwich Tern - including the first fledged juveniles - 20 Gannet, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Manx Shearwater and single Teal and Guillemot logged.
Grounded Migrants
A Wheatear and 3 Grey Wagtail were seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 5 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Common Sandpiper.
Breeding Birds
Post-breeding flocks of Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Linnet are already beginning to form.