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30th Aug

Another morning with a decent scatter of migrants in the bushes including 15 Willow Warblers, seven Lesser Whitethroats, 16 Reed Warblers, three Sedge Warblers, 14 Blackcaps, three Garden Warblers, five Spotted and one Pied Flycatcher, nine Whinchats, two Redstarts and 15 Wheatears.
Overhead passage also saw an increase in numbers with a Buzzard, a Swift, 58 Sand Martins, 67 Swallows, 12 Tree Sparrows, 53 Yellow Wagtails and three Tree Pipits.
There was very little sign of any movement offshore with just four loitering Arctic Skuas of note.

Elsewhere, the America Black Tern was seen on Burrowes Pit again and a remarkable flock of 11 Cattle Egrets arrived and joined the small herd of stock in the fields just south of Boulderwall Farm.