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June 22nd. On Tennyson's Sands were a Spotted Redshank and a Bearded Tit. Around were 2 Little Ringed Plover and 85 Starling. Flying north was a Little Ringed Plover; and south a Swallow.
A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 4 new birds: 2 Wren and 2 Blue Tit; and 6 retraps: a Linnet, 3 Whitethroat, a Dunnock and a Great Tit.
June 21st. The Summer Solstice (The Longest Day). Increasing north-westerly wind.
Around were 2 Grey Partridge, a Merlin, 16 Starling and a Crossbill. On Tennyson's Sands were a Little Ringed Plover and 24 Black-tailed Godwit. Going west were 2 Swift; north a Turtle Dove; and south a Crossbill.
A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 2 new birds: a Whitethroat and a Blue Tit; and 7 retraps: 4 Whitethroat, a Blue Tit and 2 Great Tit.
Ringlet, 21st June 2018.
Photo - Ben Ward