Saturday, 1 August 2015

Saturday 1st August

Again today, both spring high tides were covered and produced the Slavonian Grebe, 22 Mute Swan, 37 Canada Goose, 7 Little Egret, 3 Grey Heron, 3-fig count Oystercatcher, 31 Ringed Plover, 348 Curlew, 4 Whimbrel, 7 Turnstone, 26 Sanderling, 56 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 208 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 162 Sandwich Tern, 2 Common Tern, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, c300 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gull (3 ad, 1 fs), 11 Common Gull and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull.  Early evening sunshine and flying ants attracted a dozen Swift, c20 Swallow and gulls.   The first returning Garden Warbler was noted in the bushes and fledged Stonechat were still present on dune brambles.

Yellow-legged Gull - Alan Keatley

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