Friday 29 April 2022

Friday 29th April

Whilst a few new birds are arriving, wader passage has largely paused as birds feed up before continuing northwards. Counts from the evening tide included 164 Oystercatcher, 48 Whimbrel, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Turnstone, 13 Dunlin, 12 Sanderling, four Grey Plover and a Knot.

Offshore 53 Manx Shearwater east, eight Sandwich Tern feeding and two Common Scoter and a Great-crested Grebe on the sea. 

Wildlife News: The good year for Orange-tip continues with at least five early evening. A number of dead damselfy larvae in the Dune Pond was a worrying sign, the rapidly dropping water levels perhaps impacting on salinity or oxygen levels.

Orange-tip - Kevin Rylands

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