Curlew Sandpiper - Alan Keatley
Friday, 19 August 2016
Friday 19th August
Waders included the first two Curlew Sandpiper of the year, both juveniles, 1306 Oystercatcher, 282 Ringed Plover, 193 Redshank, 178 Dunlin, six Turnstone, five Bar-tailed Godwit, five Whimbrel, two Greenshank, two Knot and a Grey Plover. Also in the estuary eight Wigeon, the Slavonian Grebe, nine Mediterranean Gull, 85 Sandwich and 18 Common Tern. Elsewhere a Balearic Shearwater, two Arctic and a Pomarine Skua flew south.