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Sunday, 14 May 2017

A pretty bland sort of day at TH with the feeling that spring has slipped by to be replaced by the long summer doldrum bird-wise. A Mute Swan family in the harbour, Canada Geese with goslings and a family of Coots. Curiously island A seemed to have lost all its gulls - is this water level related?

A few hovers, mostly unidentifiable Cheilosias but Baccha elongata and a NfY, Merodon equestris. Few butterflies  - usual suspects plus Holly Blue.

A couple of displaying Sparrowhawks distantly to the west looked to be the best of the day until rescued by another fine male Hen Harrier over the reserve and then away along the coast to the east. Can't believe it's not different to the previous one ten days ago.

Crashed the plastic big time on some optics; just awaiting delivery.

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