Tuesday 7 August 2018

Tuesday 7th August

Counts from the estuary included 108 Ringed Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 32 Common Tern, 26 Sanderling, 12 Mediterranean Gull, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, single Turnstone, Bar-tailed Godwit and Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere two Teal were offshore, a juvenile Green Woodpecker was on site and 11 House and a single Sand Martin flew through.

Gull sp - Dave Jewell
 Gull sp - Lee Collins
This is thought to be a leucistic Mediterranean Gull, but a hybrid couldn't be ruled out.

Ringing News: This Sandwich Tern KDB has been present since 18th July. It was ringed in mid Wales in September 2015 and has been present here during the last three July/ August periods, showing great site fidelity. A large percentage of ringed Sandwich Terns are recorded here in multiple years, reinforcing the importance of the Warren as a  post breeding stopover site.

Sandwich Tern - Lee Collins

No comments:

Post a Comment