Thursday, 16 July 2015

Thursday 16th July

The Slavonian Grebe remained off Cockwood and four Common Sandpiper were along the estuary wall. On the beach, The Bight and saltmarsh areas at high tide, 3 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 392 Oystercatcher, 2 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Whimbrel, 247 Curlew, 2 s.p. Knot, a Sanderling, 30 Dunlin, 24 Redshank, 121 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 382 Black-headed Gull, 6 Common Gull and three adult Mediterranean Gull, one with a Dutch or Belgian ring.  At sea, 145+ Common Scoter - this and the counts for Black-headed Gull and Sandwich Tern were max counts for the year so far; birds are on the move.

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