Friday 11 August 2017

Friday 11th August

Sea defence works along on the dune ridge continue to restrict access to the hide and Warren Point.  The golf course is not a public right of way.  Please follow signs and access guidance from staff.

The juv White-winged Black Tern was in the estuary  all morning and again was at times within the recording area. Other terns present were 180 Sandwich Tern  25 Common Tern and single Arctic Tern and Little Tern.  
Counts during both high tides periods were 945+ Oystercatcher, 432 Curlew, 244 Redshank, 52+ Ringed Plover, 49+ Dunlin, 38 Whimbrel, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Great Black-backed Gull, 19 Sanderling, 17 Black-tailed Godwit, 17 Mute Swan, 12 Turnstone, 11 Mediterranean Gull, four Little Egret, three Grey Heron, single Greenshank and the resident Slavonian Grebe.

Overhead, 11 Swift, a Sand Martin and few Swallow,  Little noted at sea, rafts totaled 34 Common Scoter.

A Jay in the bushes was the first on site since early-May;   the usual warblers were present in single figures. Also two Wheatear and a family of five Stonechat.

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