Saturday 19 August 2023

Saturday 19th August

Seawatching post Betty's mad dash through Lyme Bay overnight, saw counts of 177 Gannet, 81 Common, 60 Sandwich, three Arctic and three Little Tern (one juv) south along with 16 Kittiwake, three Shelduck, two Mediterranean Gull and an Arctic Skua. The terns had presumably roosted overnight as most were passing close inshore.

Elsewhere 15 Long-tailed Tit, four Chiffchaff, three Reed, two Garden and  Willow Warbler were in the Entrance Bushes, with a Teal on the Main Pond. No news was received from the estuary. 

Ringing News: A Sandwich Tern present here on 4-5 August (Red N43) was ringed earlier this year on 27 March, 4,000km away at La Langue de Barbarie in Senegal! 

The first Warren recovery from this west African republic, and interestingly ringed on a date when we also expect to see birds on site. 

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