Counts from the estuary continued to reveal the start of return wader passage with 207 Oystercatcher, 168 Curlew, 14 Redshank, four Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, three Dunlin, two Whimbrel and two Greenshank. Also present 14 Sandwich Tern, 51 Black-headed and an adult Mediterranean Gull.
Offshore 30 Gannet, 13 Manx Shearwater, two Common Scoter and a Common Tern.
Wildlife News: Morning showers and a blustery south-westerly reduced insect activity, even in the usual sheltered spots. However at least 10 butterfly species were seen battling the elements, including Ringlet, Small Tortoiseshell, a couple of fresh Comma and three migrant Painted Lady.
Also on the wing Red-legged Spider-wasp Episyron rufipes, Coastal Leafcutter Bee Megachile maritima and the hoverfly Broad-banded Epistrophe Epistrophe grossulariae.