Friday 20 May 2016

Friday 20th May

A Spotted Flycatcher in the Entrance Bushes and a late Short-eared Owl on Warren Point were both new arrivals, although the owl is presumably the bird that has recently been seen at other sites around the estuary. Offshore a Great Northern Diver flew south early morning with three Great Skua doing likewise in the evening with 10 Great-crested Grebe on the sea and 37 Sandwich Tern feeding off John's Watch. Elsewhere wader counts included 97 Sanderling, 21 Curlew, including an Aberdeenshire ringed first summer, 11 Turnstone, six Dunlin, four Whimbrel, two Bar-tailed Godwit and two Ringed Plover whilst 12 Swallow, three Swift and a House Martin flew through.

Wildlife News: The first Common Blue of the year were on the wing in Greenland Lake.

Common Blue - Dave Jewell

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