Sunday 16 September 2018

Sunday 16th September

A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper appeared in the Bight on the dropping tide with 170 Dunlin, 37 Ringed Plover, 16 Knot, 12 Sanderling, 12 Grey Plover and five Turnstone. Also in the estuary 322 Curlew, 10 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Wigeon, six Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Offsite two Osprey were hunting up river. Offshore a juvenile Little Gull and 36 Common Scoter.

The Wryneck remained on site, but eluded most who made the trek to Warren Point, other migrants included a Whinchat in the Car Park, three White Wagtail, two Whitethroat and overhead just two Grey Wagtail. Elsewhere a site record 162 House Sparrow emerged from the roost by the Tractor Compound. 

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