Saturday 25 September 2021

Saturday 25th September

The second Wryneck of the year was on Warren Point briefly but couldn't be refound, a mobile Jay was also the second for the year. Other migrants included a late Hobby, 10 Chiffchaff, three Blackcap and on the Main Pond, a Grey Wagtail. Also on site a calling Tawny Owl at both ends of the day, 150 Goldfinch and 100 Linnet.

Counts from the estuary included 1750 Oystercatcher, 233 Curlew, 203 Dunlin, 143 Teal, 73 Ringed and two Grey Plover, 53 Bar-tailed Godwit, 40 Wigeon, 15 Turnstone, 13 Knot, eight Greenshank, five Sandwich Tern, two Mediterranean Gull, two Whimbrel and a Brent Goose. Elsewhere 14 Balearic Shearwater south in just 20 minutes and 17 Sanderling on the beach.

Wildlife News: Two Starry Smoothhound Mustelus asterias were in the estuary shallows as the tide receded. The first Ivy Bee Colletes hederae were on the first flowering Ivy.

Starry Smoothhound - Alan Keatley

Ivy Bee - Alan Keatley

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