Sunday 21st August 2016

A sunny and breezy day with plenty of bird activity around the recording area including 21 Shelduck, 7 Teal, a Fulmar over the pines, a Gannet offshore, 5 Whimbrel, 217 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 30 Snipe, a Little Tern, 2 Black Terns west over Thornham Marsh, 150 Sandwich Terns, 19 Common Terns, a juvenile Arctic Tern along the Broadwater, 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 6+ Pied Flycatchers in the pines, 2 Redstarts - also in the pines, 2 Whinchats opposite Thornham Harbour sluice, and a Wheatear in the dunes.

Only 3 moths were caught; Flame Shoulder, Archer's Dart and Rusty Dot Pearl, while on the buddleia many butterflies included Painted Lady and Holly Blue.