Thursday 11 May 2017

Thursday 11th May

Spring continues to drag its heels with a noticeable lack of terns offshore despite seemingly ideal conditions and few if any fresh migrants. Waders are however on the move with 298 Dunlin on the morning tide but only 19 in the evening. Other counts included 28 Ringed and 27 Grey Plover, 17 Sanderling, eight Turnstone, two Bar-tailed Godwit, two Knot and a Redshank. Elsewhere 50 Common Scoter were offshore, 10 Sandwich Tern were in the estuary and an unseasonal drake Pintail was in the Bight.

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