Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday 10th August

Sea defence works along on the dune ridge continue to restrict access to the hide and Warren Point.  The golf course is not a public right of way.  Please follow signs and access guidance from staff.

The juv White-winged Black Tern was again in the estuary, roosting on a small boat with other terns between Cockwood and Starcross, then foraged along the main channel off Finger Point for some time on the dropping tide. Other terns present were 71 Sandwich Tern, 5 Common Tern and a single Little Tern.

With focus predominantly on the terns, even the waders received little attention today with 8 Turnstone the only representative count.

Overhead, in pleasant conditions, 10 Swift, and about 50 Swallow concentrated around Sycamores on Warren Point to prey on insect swarms.

Single figures of the usual warblers, three Bullfinch, two Wheatear and a Spotted Flycatcher in the bushes.

Wildlife News: six Emperor, Common Darters and a Southern Hawker.

   Emperor Dragaonfly (Alan Keatley)

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