A count of 130 Sanderling feeding along the beach exceeded yesterday's max and was the highest count on site since May 2016. Other waterbird counts in the estuary were more modest with 17 Whimbrel, 13 Dunlin, ten Shelduck, eight Great Black-backed Gull, seven Ringed Plover, five Cormorant, three Curlew, two Little Egret, and a pair of Mute Swan present. Also, perhaps an indication of passage, was the first Redshank since 13 April.
Just four Sandwich Tern and two Gannet noted offshore. The other pair of Mute Swan, the two pairs of Little Grebe and a Grey Heron were all on the Main Pond.
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