20th July

A blessedly cooler start to the morning melted away to a hot, sticky afternoon. The nets produced the only avian oddity in the form of a juvenile Whinchat; other passerine migrants were limited to a Grasshopper Warbler in the Crown Estate Field, a Willow Warbler in the Obs garden and overhead passage of a small number of Swallows, Sand Martins and a lone Siskin. The sea became hazy far too soon, but initial signs of wader passage included a single Curlew, four Whimbrel and five Sanderlings; the rest of the sea watch consisted of four Yellow-legged Gulls, one Balearic Shearwater and a handful of the other regulars.