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5th June

A very small arrival of migrants today which included singles of Willow Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Siskin and also 175 Swifts overhead. Four Mediterranean Gulls and two third-calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls were seen at the Patch.

Of note elsewhere was a female Red-footed Falcon found at the end of Galloways Road on the Lydd Ranges this evening. A female Montagu's Harrier also flew through. Note that the Ranges will be shut to the public from 0800hrs until after dark tomorrow and on Sunday.

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus   female   Lydd Ranges   5th June 2020.
Some true record shots of this bird taken at long range and in heavy rain.