By John Bowers – “this was a day of movement”

1 Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

15 Little Stints (Calidris minuta) heading for the mouth of the Gulf at 1.00 pm

20 Wood Sandpipers (Tringa glareola)- down in numbers , 32 Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) arrived at dusk

c100 Turtle Doves had arrived overnight and were drifting up the Gulf in small flocks

29 Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) flew low N over the Gulf and others were heard moving over high

300 Swifts (Apus apus) and 200 hirundines- mainly Sand and House martins with swallows going north (8-9 am)

2 Citrine Wagtails (Motacilla cintreola), 2 Tree Pipits (Anthus trivialis)

1 Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor), 1 female Red- backed Shrike (L. collurio)

2-3 Black-headed Buntings (Emberiza melanocephala)

1 Montagu’s-f Harrier (Circus pygargus)- a ring-tail

6 Red-footed Falcons (Falco vespertinus) were on the wires-2 at dawn and later another 4 were seen moving NE over Lisvori

1 Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) at 12.00, 1 Hobby (F. subbuteo) in the evening

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