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Nocturnal Report 19th-23rd August

Opportunities for nocturnal recording thus far have been hard to come by in August, a little window of calmer weather was looming so batteries were charged, memory cards emptied and sleep was forgotten about.

19th-20th 21:00-7:00 Weymouth.

First of the 4 sessions started well, listening live up to 11:30 produced a few calls but nothing to keep me up any longer. By dawn Totals were 12 Tree Pipit Calls, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Dunlin, 2 Robin and a Flycatcher/Robin too distant to assign.

20th-21st August 21:00-6:30 Weymouth

76 Tree Pipit, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Fly, 9 Fly/Robin Sp, Singles of Water Rail, Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, and a Ringed Plover.

21st-22nd August 21:00-7:00 Weymouth

By far the best night of the 4, birds began to move early on though the main passage kicked off after 11pm, Flycatchers and Tree Pipits were best represented with a massive movement of Tree Pipit just before dawn.

Tree Pipit 842 Calls Logged, including the massive pulse before dawn, 12 Flycatcher/robin, 5 Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Oystercatcher and singles of Little Ringed Plover, Pied Flycatcher, Green Sandpiper, Dunlin, Redshank and Water Rail



22nd-23rd August 21:00-6:30 Weymouth

A quieter night than previous with just a few passerines logged 4 Tree Pipits, a Flock of Whimbrel and singles of Sanderling, Curlew, Grey Heron, Common Sandpiper, Robin and Fly/robin Sp.

Although I can ID some of the Flyctchers and Robins I do treat them with caution, at least for now until I can figure out how to view them better on Raven!