At last a good arrival of night migrants chiefly Willows and acros. Very little in the way of diurnal migration seen.
Marsh Harrier juvenile type with a creamy head at 12.55 headed East over the Head (per SL.)
Tawny Owl 1
Green Woodpecker 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 13
Song Thrush 1
Grasshopper Warbler 3
Sedge Warbler 26 (24 Headland and 2 Hollow)
Reed Warbler 39 (24 Headland & 15 Hollow)
Common Whitethroat c50
Garden Warbler 5
Willow Warbler 175 (100 Hollow & 75 Headland)
Butterflies; Good numbers were on the wing but no count was made. The following are the more interesting ones seen.
Brown Argus 1
Small Blue 1
Essex Skipper 2
Painted Lady 5
Silver Spotted Skipper c5
Dingy Skipper 1 (second brood)
Dark Green Fritillary (very worn)
A nice welcome on the beach which brought smiles to our faces
Quite a cold greyish looking Reed Warbler at Birling
Just to prove I am not an Aquatic Warbler
Excellent arrival of Sedge Warblers.
A good fall of Willow Warblers
Sedge Warblers were also much in evidence in Shooters Bottom
Another more typical Reed Warbler in Shooters
The juvenile Cuckoo was still present
Even a Spitfire got in on the act.