Two firsts for the year made brief appearances in the Bight today; a Ruff and a second summer Little Gull. With them in front of the hide were 602 Oystercatcher, 34 Dunlin, 14 Ringed Plover, a Knot and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Also in the estuary, but largely on the Railway Saltmarsh, 490 Curlew, 240+ Sandwich Tern, 126 Redshank, 13 Common and a Roseate Tern, six Whimbrel, at least three Mediterranean Gull, two Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere 63 Sanderling, including the Greenland ringed bird, were along was along the beach and at least 30 Swift were feeding over the Car park late afternoon.
Reed Bunting - Simon Thurgood
Ringed Plover - Simon Thurgood
Wildlife News: Good weather brought out at least 15 species of butterfly, although some individuals looked worse for wear following the recent rain. A Holly Blue was the most unusual species for the Warren with the other species being Small, Large and Green-veined White, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Peacock, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Large & Small Skipper, Comma and Speckled Wood.
Small Skipper on Purple Loosestrife - Simon Thurgood
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