Friday 24 April 2015

Friday 24th April

A pair of Mandarin, the sixth site record, were the unexpected highlight. They flew in from the east, settling on the sea briefly before heading north up the estuary. Also offshore 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 41 Sandwich and five Little Tern, 27 Manx Shearwater, a Red-throated Diver and the male Velvet Scoter. Elsewhere the Slavonian Grebe was in the estuary with 58 Dunlin, 31 Whimbrel, 13 Sanderling, 11 Grey Plover, two Knot and a Mediterranean Gull.  

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