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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Mass clear out!

Up at first light this morning, birding before work down on the Oval amongst some Gulls, the Yellow- legged Gull sat on the field. The Shrike and indeed all yesterday's migrants had gone. Out to sea, the distinctive 4 note call heralded a flock of 10 Whimbrel (viewed from the sea wall with Andrew E)  flying north, whilst later 9 Turnstone flew south.
That was good as it got this morning, as the North Denes, back of the Oval, Sparrow's Nest, Arnold's walk, Belle Vue Park and Corton Old and New Sewage works were completely devoid of passerine migrants. My usual local patch experience.

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