Saturday 28 April 2018

Saturday 28th April

A change in weather and change in birds. Seawatching produced most of the highlights with two Little Tern with 20 Sandwich Tern, three Gadwall, at least 20 Manx Shearwater, eight Great Northern and four Red-throated Diver. In the estuary counts included eight Pale-bellied Brent, a drake Shoveler, 30 Whimbrel, 17 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlin, 11 Turnstone, eight Bar-tailed Godwit, four Sanderling, two Redshank and the Slavonian Grebe.

 Turnstone - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere migrants included a Sedge Warbler by the Main Pond, eight Wheatear and a Willow Warbler with 28 Swallow, three House Martin and a Yellow Wagtail overhead.

Wildlife News: Single Common Seal and Harbour Porpoise were offshore and despite the weather the first Heliophilus pendulus hoverfly of the year was on the wing.

Heliophilus pendulus - Alan Keatley

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