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30 May, 2016

Walked the beach this morning from Atherington to West Beach then upto Climping, producing very little,  although good numbers of singing Blackcap, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff, and plenty of Swifts moving in off the sea east.

Swifts - 67
House Martin - 3
Swallow - 17
Mediterranean Gull - 6w (5 adult 1 juv)
Common Tern - several along beach
Sandwich Tern - local birds moving east & west
Fulmar - 1w
Gannet - feeding close offshore
Lapwing - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 1w
Stonechat - 2

Common Tern feeding at Climping Beach



Sandwich Tern Climping


Yesterday a Short-eared Owl flushed from the dunes at West Beach