Sunday 31 May 2015

Sunday 31st May

Seawatching early morning saw eight Great Northern Diver head south along with two Little, two Common and three Sandwich Tern, 63 Kittiwake, 48 Common Scoter and a first summer Mediterranean Gull. Over the high tide wader counts included 233 Oystercatcher, 104 Dunlin, 67 Ringed Plover, five Turnstone, four Grey Plover, a Whimbrel and a Knot. The continued highlight though were the flocks of Sanderling, with a site record 326 present today, the previous record of 300 was 60 years ago. Elsewhere a Spotted Flycatcher was in Dead Dolphin Wood, the Slavonian Grebe was off Cockwood and a distinctly unseasonal drake Wigeon was in Shutterton Creek.

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