Wednesday 10 June 2020

Wednesday 10th June

An unseasonable selection of birds on site this morning and one of these attracted a number of visitors whom generously shared their sightings through social media, some of which are summarised here.  A female Long-tailed Duck drifted along the shoreline between the groynes of Warren Point and later flew into The Bight then move to Shutterton Creek.  Exceptionally rare in June, there are only two previous records here, a summering duck in 1983 and an "immature" on 25 June 1989.

Two mobile and noisy Mistle Thrush moved around Dead Dolphin Wood and Greenland Lake.  A Coal Tit singing in Dead Dolphin Wood was the first record of the year.

The tide brought in 58 Sanderling, 17 Curlew, nine Ringed Plover, two Dunlin and the Golden Plover still.  The Slavonian Grebe remained in the estuary and five Sandwich Tern were inshore.

Golden Plover - wader island - Dave Boult

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