Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday 7th September

A Wryneck found early evening on Warren Point was the highlight of another full day in the field. Other migrants included c30 Wheatear, 10 Whitethroat, a record six Sedge Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher with 43 Meadow Pipit, 11 Grey Wagtail, three Tree Pipit and three Yellow Wagtail overhead. Over high tide a Ruff and two Curlew Sandpiper were in the Bight with counts of 450+ Curlew, 254 Dunlin, 198 Wigeon, 85 Ringed Plover, 60 Teal, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Knot, eight Whimbrel, eight Shelduck; the first for several weeks, two Golden Plover and single Common Sandpiper and Greenshank. Elsewhere a Balearic Shearwater flew south, single juvenile Black and Arctic Tern were offshore with 85+ Common Tern, a Great Northern Diver and a Shoveler were on the sea and the Slavonian Grebe was in Shutterton Creek.

 Wryneck - Lee Collins

 Redshank - Simon Thurgood

Bar-tailed Godwit - Simon Thurgood

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