Sunday 12 September 2021

Sunday 12th September

WeBS count tallies included 1100 Oystercatcher, 290 Curlew, 290 Redshank, 276 Dunlin, 149 Ringed Plover, 38 Sanderling, 32 Mute Swan, 25 Common and 16 Sandwich Tern, 16 Knot, 12 Bar and single Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Greenshank, eight Mediterranean Gull, three Whimbrel and a Snipe. The Spotted Redshank was also present before the count hour. 

Elsewhere nine Swallow and eight House Martin were present pre-roost and migrants included 13 Blackcap, eight Wheatear, single Whinchat, Garden WarblerWhitethroat and the autumn's first Goldcrest. Overhead 18 Meadow Pipit and seven Grey Wagtail, with a Great Northern Diver offshore.

Wildlife News: A Vestal was flushed on Warren Point. 

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