Monday 21 April 2014

Monday 21st April

A summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper in the Bight was the pick of the new arrivals with 74 Dunlin, 40+ Whimbrel, 34+ Sandwich Tern, 31 Turnstone, 27 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Shelduck, five Ringed and five Grey Plover, two Sanderling and a late Snipe also in the estuary. Offshore a Black-throated and three Red-throated Diver flew south with 80+ Common Scoter, the two Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck still present. Elsewhere an Iceland Gull was reported along the beach, a single Yellow Wagtail, 115 Swallow, 13 House Martin, nine Goldfinch and five Rook flew east and three Wheatear and three Whitethroat were on the ground.

 Bar-tailed Godwit © Lee Collins

 Little Grebe © Lee Collins

Curlew Sandpiper (and Dunlin) © Lee Collins

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