Elsewhere six Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver were offshore, counts from the estuary included 144 Curlew, 64 Bar-tailed Godwit, 45 Dunlin, 26 Grey Plover, 24 Turnstone, 18 Knot, four Sanderling, two Red-breasted Merganser and two Greenshank; with 117 Dark-bellied and three Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the beach at low tide:
Wildlife News: Numbers of flowering Sand Crocus are increasing, the forecast continues to suggest this weekend will be a good time to see this Warren speciality.
Also enjoying the sunshine, Speckled Wood with the first six of the year on the wing along with three Comma and Peacock, the first Early Long-horn moths and Meadow Field Syrph Eupeodes latifasciatus.
Meadow Field Syrph - Alan Keatley
Early Long-horn - Alan Keatley