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Old Wednesday 7th August 2019, 09:27   #553
Richard Prior
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Originally Posted by Warixenjalka View Post
I sat on Sauna's porch, when I heard firstly harsh voice, then something similar as Hobby's (or some other raptors) voice, but not quite that. I run to the yard and saw adult and juvenile:

#64. Caspian Terns - fly over. It was close that I dipped this species this year.
Harsh voice here too Wari, but Nutcracker not Caspian Tern (still I can dream...).
August is when things start to move again, I've seen the first Common Redstarts and Firecrest since spring, plus just now a smart

76 Willow Warbler

I usually see or hear one or two on Spring passage but missed them this year.
Another feature of early August is the appearance of non-breeding Hobbies, four different individuals in the past three days,they look like 2nd year birds to me (see photo of one of them).
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