Southbound trickle prevails

15th July 2011 – overcast then sunny SW1/2
Early morning observations (0630-0700) produced 72 Common Scoter, 10 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
The steady southbound trickle of Willow Warbler and Whitethroat continues with ringing activities showing that many of the Willow Warblers moving through are adult females whereas the Whitehroats are mainly juvenile birds.
Diurnal Migration
Several Sand Martin and Swift were logged.
Small Rivulet, Barred Rivulet, Dingy Footman and Latticed Heath were all new for the year.