Friday, July 31st, 2020
A light south-south-easterly wind increased in strength during a sunny day, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees C. During the seawatch 89 Common Scoters, 93 Manx Shearwaters, 92 Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns, two Arctic Terns and an Arctic Skua flew north; three Shelduck, an Eider, 58 Oystercatchers, 23 Whimbrel and four Knot moved south; a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and a Bonxie lingered off the head.
Thornwick Pools hosted two Tufted Ducks, two Teal and two Dunlin; another 11 Dunlin visited ‘North Marsh’. Buckton attracted a Marsh Harrier and six territorial Corn Buntings. An interesting selection of butterflies included a Dark Green Fritillary near Head Farm, a Gatekeeper and a Marbled White along Old Fall Hedge and another Gatekeeper with the White-letter Hairstreaks in South Dykes.