Monday, 25 August 2014

Monday 25th August

The wet weather that moved through during the day produced large numbers of terns around site with minimum counts of 200+ Sandwich, 120+ Common and at least six Arctic Tern with single Little and Black Tern also seen. Other counts included 480+ Curlew, 242+ Great Black-backed Gull,  212 Ringed Plover, 154 Dunlin,  20+ Whimbrel, 19 Black and six Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Sanderling, eight Mediterranean Gull and single Knot, Greenshank and Grey Plover. Elsewhere a Redstart was in Greenland Lake, three Balearic Shearwater and a Great Northern Diver were offshore, two Shoveler were in the Bight and the Slavonian Grebe was in the estuary.

Knot, Black-tailed Godwit (both juveniles) & Turnstone  - Lee Collins

Wildlife News: At least five Bottle-nosed Dolphin were offshore early morning, a Grey Seal was in the estuary and Jersey Lily Amaryllis belladonna is in flower on Warren Neck - a first for a recording area.

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