Tuesday 17 April 2018

Tuesday 17th April

Seawatching early morning was productive with 600+ Manx Shearwater, 30 Fulmar, seven Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver south along with single Purple Sandpiper and Merlin, both new for the year. Also offshore 51 Pale-bellied Brent Geese that flew into the estuary having past sites further east along the coast, 30 Sandwich and a Little Tern, at least one Tufted Duck and an Eider. During the evening 11 Common Tern, a Great Skua and three Gadwall flew south.

Elsewhere at least 235 Whimbrel passed through during the day, other counts from the estuary included 52 Turnstone, 41 Dunlin, 20 Grey and 14 Ringed Plover, 14 Sanderling, 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, nine Redshank, five Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, the Slavonian Grebe and a Ruff. Migrants were limited to two Wheatear and a Cuckoo, first heard yesterday evening.

 Black-tailed Godwit - Lee Collins
Bar-tailed Godwit - Lee Collins

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