Saturday 12 September 2015

Saturday 12th September

The overnight rain raised hopes but migrants remained thin on the ground with three Wheatear and a Whinchat the pick of the bunch. In the estuary wildfowl numbers did increase with 649 Wigeon and 122 Teal in Shutterton Creek; an adult Curlew Sandpiper was in the Bight with the Little Stint, 331 Dunlin, 68 Ringed Plover and 44 Knot.  Also in the estuary 75+ Sandwich Tern, five Greenshank, three Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere just a single Siskin was overhead, two Balearic Shearwater, two Arctic and a Great Skua were offshore, the Treecreeper was in the Entrance Bushes and two Osprey were seen offsite towards Mudbank Lane.

 Curlew Sandpiper - Lee Collins

Whinchat - Lee Collins

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