Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Wednesday 30th May

A wet and misty day with conditions lasting into the evening when visit over the high tide was rewarded by the first sizeable wader passage of the Spring, many of them in full breeding plumage. Minimum counts around the Bight included 135 Dunlin, 102 Sanderling, 23 Ringed Plover, 11 Whimbrel, six Grey Plover, four Knot, three Turnstone and three Bar-tailed Godwit, in addition at least 50 other small waders headed north in small flocks. Other records were limited to just a single Sandwich Tern and the first fledged Pied Wagtail of the year.

Wildlife News: Half a dozen Diamondback Moth were seen this evening, the first of the year but in smaller numbers compared to other locations.

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