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29th August

There was an obvious increase in Willow Warblers numbers today with at least 50 counted along with a Sedge Warbler, seven Wheatears and a Spotted Flycatcher whilst a Buzzard, a Common Sandpiper a few Yellow Wagtails and four Tree Pipits flew over.
A Balearic Shearwater and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull flew west and a couple of Arctic Skuas were lingering offshore whilst two juvenile Caspian Gulls were feeding at the fishing boats. 




Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans   juvenile   Minsmere, Suffolk   29th August 2016

A Common Pipistrelle was flying around the Observatory and Moth Traps this evening.

Several Sickle-bearing Bush Crickets were seen at their usual sites but of greater interest was a new individual found at the North end of the Long Pits. The Tree Cricket were in full voice at dusk.

A Clouded Yellow was seen in the moat whilst moth trapping produced two Vestals, a Maiden's Blush and Clay Triple Lines.