Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday 14th April 2013

Two Arctic Skua, the first of the year, flew distantly south early morning with the year's first Arctic Tern off the seawall later on, also offshore a Black-throated and two Red-throated Diver, 50+ Common Scoter and four Gadwall. Waders were also on the move with flocks of c70 Bar-tailed and nine Black-tailed Godwit moving through along with at least 10 Whimbrel, other counts from the estuary included 16 Knot, 15 Brent Geese, six Ringed Plover, two Dunlin, two Grey Plover. The Slavonian Grebe was again back off Cockwood now in summer plumage and 30+ Sandwich Tern were present along with single Common and  Little Tern. Elsewhere migrants included a male Redstart in Dead Dolphin Wood, 25+ Swallow, at least 20 Wheatear, a Blackcap and a Willow Warbler.

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