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Peacock Passage 7th Aug

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Light SE winds induced a steady movement of Swallows, the first big south bound push this Autumn, with several hundred noted, 2 Sand Martin, 15 House Martin and 10 Swift, also on the move and in big numbers were Peacock Butterflies, streaming across the pool all heading south at different heights, an estimated 500+ during the day.

Also on the move were 2-3 Sedge Warblers calling from the reedbed, along with 3 singing Reed Warblers, and 3 Meadow Pipits begin the return of migrants.

Wader numbers are still impressive on the saltwater pool mud, !000+ Dunlin, 1800 knot, 151 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sand and 1 Curlew Sand still.

Dunlin flock Seaforth NR 7th Aug 2013

Single ads Little Gull and ads Kittiwake, 2 juv, a 1sts-2ndw and  adw Med Gulls were amongst the gulls.

Ad + Juv Sandwich Terns Seaforth NR 7th Aug 2013

Categories: Seaforth Birding

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