A pair of Tufted Duck offshore before heading up the estuary were unseasonal, also offshore four Common Scoter and two Sandwich Tern. Counts from the estuary included 279 Dunlin, a large increase but yesterday's colour-ringed bird was still present, 89 Sanderling, 20 Ringed and four Grey Plover. Elsewhere a male Wheatear was on Warren Point and a late Sand Martin flew through.
Goldfinch - Alan Keatley
Wildlife News: Two Broad-bodied Chaser were the first of the year, as were single Sharp-tailed Bee Coelioxys conoidea and Large Pied Hoverfly Volucella pellucens. Butterflies on the wing included at least three Brown Argus, quite a few Common Blue and Small Copper and single Orange-tip, Small and Green-veined White.
Broad-bodied Chaser - Alan Keatley