Saturday 29 August 2015

Saturday 29th August

Another good day with the late evening estuary-bound movement of terns again being a highlight involving 940 Common Tern, 24 Arctic Tern, a juv Roseate Tern, 20 Black Tern, 125 Sandwich Tern, a Little Tern and the second-winter Little Gull.  Both spring high tides were covered and produced the resident Slavonian Grebe, 161 Canada Goose, 54 Mallard, 54 Ringed Plover, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Knot, 209+ Dunlin, 41 Sanderling, 5 Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 179 Redshank and 2 Mediterranean Gull. At sea, 9 Balearic Shearwater, 3, Fulmar, 12 Common Scoter.  Other site interest, two Stock Dove, a Jay, a Garden Warbler, the Treecreeper still, 3 Wheatear; and overhead, two Yellow Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail.
 Dunlin - Dave Jewell

Little Gull - Dave Jewell
Wildlife News: This Convolvulus Hawkmoth was on the Dune Ridge. A scarce migrant to the Warren, most previous records are of caterpillars on Sea Bindweed.

Convolvulus Hawkmoth - Miriam Guard

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