Friday 24 July 2015

Friday 24th July

The wet weather lead to an increase in wader numbers in the estuary with counts including 217 Dunlin, 40 Turnstone, 19 Black and two Bar-tailed Godwit, 17 Whimbrel, 16 Ringed Plover, 10 Common Sandpiper, seven Knot (all in summer plumage), three Greenshank and a Grey Plover. Also from the hide 213 Sandwich, four Common and a Little Tern, 54+ Great Black-backed and three Mediterranean Gull. Elsewhere seawatching during the morning saw at least two Balearic Shearwater head south along with 120 Manx Shearwater with 30 Swift and 20 Swallow.

Greenshank - Lee Collins

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