Sunday 19 May 2013

Sunday 19th May 2013

The first Ruff of the year, a moulting male, was very briefly in the Bight with c160 Dunlin, 40+ Sanderling, 26 Ringed and a Grey Plover, eight Curlew, eight Whimbrel and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Offshore there were two first summer Little Gull, an Arctic Tern, three Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver, 15 Sandwich and four Common Tern. Elsewhere a Hobby flew in off early morning and 112 Swallow, four Collared Dove and two House Martin flew through.
Wildlife News - The Common Seal was on Bull Hill. Elsewhere the longhorn moth Nematopogon swammerdamella was by the amusements, a first for the recording area. Other day flying micro-moths included Esperia sulphurella and Adela reaumurella.


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