Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Lutley Wedge 24/07/13 (17°c/26°c) Sunny, high cloud. Overcast later. (SW) F2-F3

1 Cuckoo
1 Red Kite (flew over high➝ E at 10.53 am)
6 Sand Martin ➝S
c50 House Martin
c10+ Swallow
c100+ Swifts 
2 Chiffchaff
2 Whitethroat
1 Raven ➝E
4 B.H.Gull ➝W
Juvenile Cuckoo 24/7/13
 (The first sighting of this increasingly scarce migrant since 2009!)

Red Kite 24/7/13 
Moulting, with an obvious gap in the wings due to missing outer primaries probably (P7) and also the longest two outer tail feathers (T6) were being replaced and growing in.

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