Sunday 5 May 2013

Sunday 5th May 2013

The Roseate Tern remains offshore with three Common, two Little and 28+ Sandwich Tern, also offshore a first summer Mediterranean Gull, three Great Northern and three Red-throated Diver. Waders on site included a summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper in the Bight with 18 Dunlin and 13 Ringed Plover, 59 Sanderling on the beach and 40+ Whimbrel in the estuary.  Elsewhere 42+ Wheatear were on site, the Pintail was on the Main Pond and the summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe was in Shutterton Creek.

Wildlife News - The Grey Seal was off Langstone Rock. Good numbers of Warren Crocus continue to flower in Greenland Lake and behind the Visitor Centre. Elsewhere at least six of the introduced Sand Lizard were along the Dune Ridge and the first Red Admiral of the year was on the wing.


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