Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday 17th July

Counts from the estuary included 300+ Oystercatcher & Curlew, 225 Black-headed Gull, 134 Sandwich Tern, 63 Dunlin, 58 Redshank, 13 Sanderling, 13 Whimbrel, six Ringed Plover, four Mediterranean Gull and a Bar-tailed Godwit, with the Slavonian Grebe and Brent Goose still present. Elsewhere two Shoveler flew in off the sea during the evening, a Stock Dove was in the Railway Saltmarsh, two Sand Martin flew through and two Treecreeper were on site.  

Ringing News: Amongst the Sandwich Tern were at least four colour-ringed birds, a returning individual from Holland and birds from Belgium, the Farne Islands and Wales.  The Welsh bird below was seen in Namibia in December 2015.

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