Monday 20 April 2015

Sunday 19th April

The first two Swift of the year flew through with 28 Swallow, 27 House Martin and with them the first Hobby of the year, the earliest for over 60 years. Also overhead at least two Osprey, a Yellow Wagtail, 23 Goldfinch, five Rook and offsite upriver a Red Kite. Counts in the estuary included 459 Oystercatcher, 35 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Grey Plover and seven Sanderling. Elsewhere a Little and 37 Sandwich Tern were offshore and four Blackcap, two Wheatear and a Willow Warbler were on site.

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