Black Redstart leads sightings

10th July 2011 – sunny spells W1/2
Just small numbers of Sandwich Tern were logged early morning.
Grounded Migrants
A male Black Redstart stole the show while the supporting cast included 10 Willow Warbler, 8 Whitethroat and a Redstart.
Grounded Migrants
Small numbers of Swift and Sand Martin were on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 36 Grey Plover – many in summer plumage, small numbers of Knot and Dunlin along with 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Common Sandpiper.
Controls of birds ringed elsewhere are unusual and two on the same day exceptional so a British ringed Sedge Warbler and a German ringed Willow Warbler were especially pleasing.
A Dark Swordgrass was the only migrant to visit the moth trap overnight.