High wader numbers continue to be a feature over the high tides although the scarcer species moved on overnight. Minimum counts included 396 Dunlin, 258 Ringed Plover and 80 Sanderling with six Common Sandpiper, four Greenshank, three Grey Plover and on the evening tide a single Ruff. Also in the estuary 80+ Sandwich, seven Little and a Black Tern and three Mediterranean Gull. Elsewhere a Nightjar was flushed in the Buffer Zone with other migrants including four Sedge and a Garden Warbler, 17 Blackcap, 12 Willow Warbler, five Whitethroat and three Wheatear. Single Nuthatch and Treecreeper were presumably more local migrants.
Wildlife News: A Grayling on Warren Point was the first recording area record since at least 1960. Other butterflies on the wing included Brown Argus, Comma, Wall Brown and Holly Blue.