Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday 8th September

A juvenile Purple Sandpiper in the Bight was the first for the year, it was roosting with 94 Ringed Plover, 64 Dunlin, 39 Knot, 14 Sanderling and the juvenile Curlew Sandpiper. Also in the estuary 411 Curlew, 332 Redshank, 55 Sandwich Tern, 16 Mediterranean Gull, 12 Teal, six Greenshank, five Snipe, including on the Bull Hill sandbar, three Wigeon and the Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere the summer plumaged Red-throated Diver remained off the seawall, 16 Chiffchaff, 15 Blackcap, three Willow Warbler and two Wheatear were on site and 95 Swallow, four Sand and two House Martin, a Grey Wagtail and the first Chaffinch of the autumn passed overhead.

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