Saturday 29 April 2017

Saturday 29th April

A good total of 48 Pale bellied Brent Geese were recorded today; 26 (with 2 Dark-bellied Brent) flew south out of estuary early morning and a second flock of 22 flew SW  at 11:07 having passed west at Seaton around 8.30 after leaving Ferrybridge around 8am. Also offshore a Little, two Common and 18 Sandwich Tern, a first summer Mediterranean Gull, 37 Common Scoter, a Manx Shearwater, two Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver.  

In the estuary the first Little Ringed Plover of the year was in front of the hide with counts of 375 Dunlin, 70 Whimbrel, 44 Ringed Plover, 25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 16 Sanderling, 15 Grey Plover and three Knot. On dry land migrants were limited to a single Sedge Warbler on Warren Point and three Wheatear.

Little Ringed Plover - Lee Collins

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