|'4H18572' South African-ringed Sandwich Tern - Lee Collins|
Also today, there was a noticeable increase in Oystercatcher and counts included 289 Curlew, 153 Dunlin, 121+ Redshank, 69 Sanderling, 33 Whimbrel, 18 Ringed Plover, 14 Little Egret, 11 Cormorant, nine Mute Swan with new bird 'FDA', seven adult Canada Goose, five Bar-tailed Godwit, three Greenshank, a Turnstone, a Grey Heron and the Slavonian Grebe.
Seven Mediterranean Gull included two white-ringed juvs '33JR' and '34JK', both ringed in Belgium; six Great Black-backed Gull, six Common Tern, an adult Little Tern, a metal ringed Roseate Tern and a juv Yellow-legged Gull.
|juv Belgian-ringed Mediterranean Gull - Lee Collins|
|Little Tern - Lee Collins|
Just 18 Gannet and a raft of nine Common Scoter offshore. The pair of Mute Swan with two surviving cygnets and an immature Little Grebe remain on the Main Pond.
Flocks totaling c155 Starling roamed the yellowing grasslands; in the woodlands and buches were at least twenty each of Greenfinch and Goldfinch, eight Stonechat, single figures each of Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff plus a Willow Warbler. Also two Great Spotted Woodpecker and a pair of Bullfinch and the juv Redstart was again in its favoured bush for its seventh day.