Friday 15 April 2022

Friday 15th April

Four Jay, three in Dead Dolphin Wood and one behind the Crocus compound, were the pick of the migrants with two Willow Warbler, two Whitethroat and nine each of Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Cirl Bunting also on site. Overhead, six Swallow, a Buzzard and two Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit and Rook.

Cirl Bunting - Dave Jewell

Offshore an increase to 46 Sandwich Tern but they had no Arctic Skua to contend with today, also offshore seven Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver, six Common Scoter, five Great-crested Grebe, two Manx Shearwater and a Red-breasted Merganser.

Counts from the estuary included 254 Oystercatcher, 51 Bar-tailed Godwit, 42 Curlew, 16 Whimbrel, 15 Turnstone, 12 Grey Plover, eight Dark and four Pale-bellied Brent Geese, five Knot, four Teal, two drake Shoveler on Finger Point, single Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Redshank and a late Water Pipit.

Stonechat - Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: Butterflies on the wing included Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Speckled Wood and Peacock, with large numbers of tadpoles in the Main Pond. 

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