Osprey and Marsh Harrier

13th August 2019 – sunny spells W3
The monotony of early morning observations (0630-0730) was only broken by 9 Sandwich Tern and 6 Gannet. High tide produced 8 Little Tern fishing off the eastern shore.
Grounded Migrants
At least 3 Yellow Wagtail were seen and diversity was provided by 12 Sedge Warbler, 10 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler and a Reed Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Four Tree Pipit and 3 Tree Sparrow were amongst a trickle of Swallow and Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 330 Sanderling.
Raptors were well represented with a juvenile Marsh Harrier (0800 & 1030), Osprey (1030) and a Merlin logged.
A Harbour Porpoise was offshore.
Butterflies and Moths
A few Painted Ladies remain and the moth trap only held 59 of 18 species, although both Sallow and Herald were new for the year.