Sunday 30 August 2015

Sunday 30th August

Tern numbers remain higher than usual but have dropped off considerably with 248 Common Tern and 195 Sandwich Tern roosting in the estuary along with 12 Black and 16 Arctic Tern. Also offshore 15 Balearic Shearwater heading east, two Arctic Skua, 20 Common Scoter and a Great-crested Grebe. Wader counts from the hide included 471 Curlew, 223 Redshank, 87+ Dunlin, 47 Sanderling, 42 Ringed Plover, 36 Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Turnstone, 11 Whimbrel, 10 Knot and two Greenshank. Also in the estuary 22 Teal, eight Wigeon, eight Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe.

Arctic Tern (juv) - Lee Collins

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