Sunday 17 April 2022

Sunday 17th April

Seawatching early morning was rewarding with two Puffin east, the first multiple count since five in May 2009. Also east 630 Manx Shearwater, 38 Guillemot and 28 Razorbill amongst many Auk sp, two Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver and the first Great Skua of the year.

Counts from the estuary included 295 Oystercatcher, 27 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Dunlin, 15 Curlew, 11 Whimbrel, nine Redshank, five Dark-bellied Brent Goose, four Teal, two Grey Plover and single Knot and Greenshank.

Elsewhere a Red Kite was overhead late morning with single Wheatear and Willow Warbler on site along with nine Blackcap, seven Chiffchaff and a Whitethroat

Wildlife News: The first Small Copper of the year was on the wing with Green-veined White and Peacock. A Water Vole was at the Main Pond with Common and Sand Lizard amongst the Marram.

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