Saturday 28 July 2018

Saturday 28th July

Little change in species present on site but Mediterranean Gull continue to build with a minimum count of 96 present in the estuary late morning, a new site record. Also in the estuary the Osprey visited from the north end of the estuary, at least 180 Sandwich Tern including 66 juveniles, 48 Dunlin, 38 Ringed Plover, seven Whimbrel, four Greenshank, two Knot, two Common Tern and the Slavonian Grebe.
Elsewhere a dozen Willow Warbler were dropped in by the overnight rain, an Eider was on Langstone breakwater and 30+ Manx Shearwater and 12 Common Scoter were offshore.
 Knot - Lee Collins

Common Tern - Dave Jewell
Wildlife News: A Wall Brown was at the fire site in Dead Dolphin Wood and a couple of Painted Lady were new arrivals.

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