Sunday 28 July 2019

Sunday 28th July

The Bight and the wider estuary received most of the attention this afternoon where a comprehensive set of waterbird counts were c400 Oystercatcher, 375 Curlew, c250 Black-headed Gull, 110+ Redshank, c75 Sandwich Tern, 44 Dunlin, 21 Whimbrel, 17 each of Canada Goose, Mediterranean Gull and Common Tern, ten Great Black-backed Gull, nine Cormorant, four Little Egret, four Common Gull, three Mute Swan, three Sanderling, two Grey Heron, single Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank and the resident Slavonian Grebe; only Herring Gull wasn't counted today.   

A Hobby flew in off the sea then coasted, hawking and looping around on its journey southwest at 15;50.  Ten Swallow and four Swift also passed overhead. 

Wildlife News: Late news for yesterday of the Warren's third record of Purple Hairstreak, nectaring on brambles by the Main Pond.

Purple Hairstreak - all Luke Harman

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