Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday 20th August

Wader counts in the day long wet mizzle included 258 Redshank, 200+ Ringed Plover, 128+ Dunlin, 12 Sanderling, seven Turnstone, three Greenshank, three Knot and a Common Sandpiper. Also in the estuary on the evening tide, 84+ Great Black-backed Gull, 61 Sandwich and 43+ Common Tern, two Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere an Arctic Skua was offshore and other migrants were limited to two Wheatear and a Willow Warbler.

Common Sandpiper - Dave Jewell

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