Sunday 1 September 2019

Sunday 1st September

The change of month saw a distinct change in season with the first five Wigeon of the autumn flying in off the sea, along with a flock of 16 Shelduck and a handful of Meadow Pipit. Other arrivals were however limited to nine Wheatear and a couple of Reed Warbler.

In the estuary two juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were in the Bight with 216 Dunlin, 71 Ringed Plover, 19 Knot, seven Sanderling and a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit. Counts from the Railway Saltmarsh included 514 Curlew, 212 Redshank, 13 Mediterranean Gull, five Bar-tailed Godwit, two Whimbrel and a Greenshank. Also in the estuary 43 Sandwich Tern and the Slavonian Grebe.

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