Sunday 21 August 2016

Sunday 21st August

Counts from the Bight included a single juvenile Curlew Sandpiper amongst 289 Ringed Plover, 171 Dunlin, 22 Sanderling and four Knot. Also in the estuary 163 Redshank, 15 Whimbrel, six Mediterranean Gull, five Wigeon, four Common Sandpiper, three Bar and Black-tailed Godwit, three Greenshank, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere passerine migrants were limited to two Wheatear and a Willow Warbler and it was quieter offshore with a single Pomarine Skua, c100 Sandwich Tern and 10 Manx Shearwater.

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