Thursday 20 May 2021

Thursday 20th May

A Spoonbill was a surprise highlight during the morning seawatch, heading south at 7.20am, as it flew past a couple of Pomarine Skua rose of the sea to investigate, having presumably roosted in the bay. A further five hours watch were by comparison uneventful with at least 15 Great Northern Diver, 120 Manx Shearwater, two Arctic Skua and just a single Sandwich Tern

Counts from the estuary included 43 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 10 Ringed Plover, six Bar-tailed Godwit, two Knot and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose. With the loss of Herbert, the Slavonian Grebe, the estuary is looking increasingly empty as the summer approaches.

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