Saturday, 23 July 2016

Saturday 23rd July

A juvenile Little Ringed Plover at dusk was the highlight with other wader counts including 461 Oystercatcher, 421 Curlew, 96 Redshank, 37 Dunlin (inc first juv), 29 Sanderling, 22 Whimbrel, six Ringed Plover, three Common Sandpiper and two Greenshank. Also in the estuary 129 Sandwich and two Common Tern, six Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere seawatching early morning saw 266 Manx Shearwater and 108 Gannet lingering offshore before heading south, 100+ Shag and 24 Common Scoter were on the sea and 29 Swallow, seven Swift, three Sand and a House Martin flew through.

 Dunlin

 Greenshank

Sanderling
 all taken by Dave Boult

Ringing News: A Belgian Mediterranean Gull was on the beach with Polish & German ringed Black-headed Gull.

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