Wader counts 1400 Oystercatcher, 351 Dunlin, 331 Redshank, 181 Ringed Plover, 34 Knot and 27 Sanderling. with these flocks were four Little Stint, a Curlew Sandpiper, eight Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, three Greenshank and a Whimbrel. Other counts from the hide included 165 Great Black-backed Gull, 46 Wigeon, the first big arrival, 27 Sandwich Tern, nine Teal, six Mediterranean Gull, a second year Yellow-legged Gull and the Slavonian Grebe. Also in the estuary, but outside the recording area, there were 27 Pale-bellied Brent Geese off Mudbank Lane, Exmouth.
Ringing News: This 'Sanderbling' was first found on 25th August and remained until 30th August. This is the latest recorded on site and the longest stayer. It was ringed on 7th July 2015 at Ostgronland in Greenland. This is the first recovery.
Sanderling - Lee Collins