Monthly Archives: July 2017

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31st July 2017

Another relatively busy few days, with lots of variety and quality on offer as early autumn migration continues to entertain. The unseasonal female Red-backed Shrike remains faithful to the eastern end of Long Hedge and has been present for a …

26th July 2017

A pleasingly busy week in the recording area, culminating in the finding of an unseasonal and unexpected adult female Red-backed Shrike this morning (MJP et al.) towards the eastern end of Long Hedge. Passage through the Gap included a Little …

19th July 2017

A busy day of early autumn passage, particularly concerning Whimbrels, with a total of 244 recorded heading south through the area during the day. Other highlights included a Blue Fulmar south over Carr Naze (MJP), totals of 652 Common Scoters …

17th July 2017

32 juvenile Lapwings were an encouraging sight at the Dams today, with wader passage generally becoming slowly more prevalent of late; other records have included a Black-tailed Godwit at East Lea and the Dams from 14th to today, the first …

10th July 2017

The season’s first Minke Whale (BP) was reported off the Brigg today, while Little Egrets were at the Dams yesterday and south at the Gap (two) on 8th. Wader passage was heavy at sea on 6th, when 141 Redshanks and …

5th July 2017

A quiet few days dominated by strong Puffin passage, with 601 south and 288 north on 1st and 542 south and 245 north on 3rd. Two Bonxies and 15 Manx Shearwaters also went north on 3rd, while two Little Egrets …