2nd August

A re-run of yesterday's weather - if anything it was even warmer by the afternoon - and more or less a re-run of yesterday's birds. Willow Warbler again hit the 200 mark at the Bill and although Sedge Warbler dropped back to 15 and there weren't quite as many hirundines overhead there was variety in the form of 10 Wheatears and ones and twos of Little Egret, Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Spotted Flycatcher. Routine fare offshore included 90 Mediterranean Gulls, 25 Manx Shearwaters, 11 Black-headed Gulls, 5 Dunlin, 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Common Scoter, 3 Sanderling, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls and a Whimbrel.