Saturday, 17 September 2016

Saturday 17th September

Wildfowl numbers continue to climb with the first 14 Pintail of the autumn with 582 Wigeon, 112 Teal and a lone Shoveler. Wader counts included 1402 Oystercatcher, 339 Curlew, 336 Dunlin, 205 Redshank, 112 Ringed Plover, 38 Knot, 16 Grey Plover, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, two Curlew Sandpiper and single Ruff, Greenshank and Little Stint. Also in the estuary a Kingfisher, four Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sandwich and a Common Tern

Kingfisher - Alan Keatley
Elsewhere a juvenile Great Northern Diver flew over the spit and continued far up the estuary, a second Kingfisher was on the Main Pond, 40 Meadow Pipit, four Grey and a Yellow Wagtail were overhead, 15 Manx Shearwater were offshore and a Whinchat, 17 Chiffchaff, eight Wheatear, three Whitethroat, three Willow, a Reed and a Sedge Warbler were around site.

Wildlife News: Good numbers of Common Darter, Southern and Migrant Hawker were around site with a noticeable influx of Silver Y.

Silver Y - Alan Keatley

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