Totals from the morning and evening high tides were c.1910
Wigeon, the Oystercatcher roost, 374 Dunlin, 237 Curlew, 226 Redshank, 217
Teal, 173 Black-headed Gull with 19 Common Gull and two adult Mediterranean
Gull; also 135 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 90 Ringed Plover, 43 Grey Plover, 36
Knot, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Turnstone, seven Pintail, five Common Tern,
single figures of Sanderling, a juv Curlew Sandpiper and single late Whimbrel
and Common Sandpiper. A large, though reduced flock of Linnet remained in The
At sea, a raft of 28 Common Scoter, 25+ Gannet, 6 Sandwich Tern and five auk flew south. The
summer-plumaged Red-throated Diver was again offshore and a Storm Petrel was
glimpsed foraging far out.
Present for its seventh day, the Wryneck showed well in a
small Sycamore along Warren Neck.
The bushes and dunes also held, c.70 Goldfinch, 18
Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, three Goldcrest, two Wheatear, four Greenfinch and a
Jay with the odd habit of calling like a Buzzard.
Chiffchaff (Alan Keatley)
Lighter passage overhead, with 135 Meadow Pipit, six Pied
Wagtail, four Swallow, two Sand Martin and single Grey Wagtail and Chaffinch. A
Kingfisher was heard on the golf course pond.
Wildlife News: a Painted Lady. Work began to remove remains
of the beached Fin Whale, located just south of Langstone Rock.
Painted Lady (Alan Keatley)