Monday 26 August 2019

Monday 26th August

The first Curlew Sandpiper of the year, a fresh juvenile, was in the Bight with 259 Dunlin, 100 Ringed Plover, 29 Knot, 14 Sanderling and four Grey Plover. Also in the estuary the first three Teal of autumn, 395 Curlew, 366 Redshank, 14 Sandwich Tern, seven Greenshank, four Black and three Bar-tailed Godwit, two Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere a Spotted Flycatcher was by the Tractor Compound but other migrant numbers were much reduced, with two Grey and a Yellow Wagtail were overhead with just 10 Swallow, a House Martin, three Rook and a Jackdaw.
Wheatear - Charles Fleming

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