Monday 31 August 2015

Monday 31st August

Migration continues in full swing with tern numbers continuing to drop but waders on the increase through the day. A single adult Roseate Tern offshore was the morning's highlight with three Black Tern also present, neither species was present in the evening with roost counts saw 163 Sandwich, 127 Common, nine Arctic and a Little Tern. Also offshore in the evening four Balearic Shearwater and two Pomarine Skua. Amongst the waders two juvenile Little Ringed Plover were the most notable, with counts of 169 Ringed Plover, 135 Dunlin, 35 Turnstone, 32 Sanderling, 27 Knot, five Snipe and four Greenshank. Also in the estuary 30 Wigeon, six Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the overnight rain grounded two Whinchat, 11 Wheatear, three Sedge and a Garden Warbler with three Yellow Wagtail and the first Tree Pipit of the year overhead.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was close in offshore on the evening tide.

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