Sunday 28 August 2016

Sunday 28th August

Seawatching this morning saw three Balearic Shearwater head south along with 85 Gannet, an adult Little Gull and only the second Roseate Tern of the autumn. In the estuary there were three juvenile Little Stint and two Curlew Sandpiper, with counts including 444 Curlew, 293 Dunlin, 242 Ringed Plover, 242 Redshank, 144 Great Black-backed Gull, 48 Sandwich Tern, 22 Sanderling, 13 Knot, seven Bar and six Black-tailed Godwit, four Mediterranean Gull, three Whimbrel, two Greenshank, the first two Teal of the autumn and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere migrants were limited to single Wheatear and Willow Warbler on the deck and four Sand Martin and a Grey Wagtail overhead.

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