Friday 12 April 2013

Friday 12th April 2013

Another small fall with 11+ Willow Warbler, 10 Swallow, five Chiffchaff, the first two House Martin of the year and a Wheatear on site. Counts from the estuary included 445 Oystercatcher, 22 Shelduck, 20 Grey Plover, 14 Knot, 11 Sanderling, 11 Brent Geese, two Whimbrel, two Ringed Plover and just one Dunlin. Elsewhere offshore there 15+ Sandwich and two Common Tern and the Pintail was on the Main Pond. Two colour ringed Shelduck were present - both from the Axe Estuary, east Devon. JB was originally rung on 08/01/12 and first seen on the Warren on 23/03/13, the first record for over a year. Details are still awaited for TP.

 Shelduck 12/04/13 © Lee Collins

Shelduck 12/04/13 © Dave Jewell

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