The first four Balearic Shearwater of the year flew slowly south early evening with a sub adult Arctic Skua chasing gulls offshore. These included at least 22 Mediterranean Gull, three adult, two second summer and 17 first summer including a French ringed bird.
Counts from the evening high tide included 252 Oystercatcher, 76 Curlew, 10 Dunlin, six Ringed and two Grey Plover, five Redshank, four Bar-tailed Godwit, three Sandwich Tern and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose. One of the terns sadly looked like a poultry flu victim.
Elsewhere 160 Starling were on the Golf Course, and a several recently fledged Pied Wagtail were on Warren Point.
Wildlife News: A change in butterflies with a few more Gatekeeper on the wing, but Common Blue may have ended its spring generation. In contrast the Yellow-legged Mining Bee summer generation has now emerged with several on the wing at the car park roundabout colony.
Bumblebees are enjoying the flowering bramble and clover with several Tree, Red-tailed, and numerous Buff-tailed and Common Carder Bee. On areas of bare sand several Red- banded Sand Wasp were patrolling looking for caterpillars to take to their burrows.