Today saw a good arrival of Pale-bellied Brent Geese through into the estuary, with several flocks arriving through the day, in total 171 Pale Bellied and at least five Dark-bellied Brent Geese were recorded.
Other counts included 53 Sandwich Tern, 36 Turnstone, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal, six Shelduck, five Sanderling, three Redshank, two Knot and single Red-breasted Merganser and Greenshank.
Elsewhere the first three Swallow and two House Martin of the year flew through with two Rook and a Sand Martin; 11 Willow Warbler, nine Chiffchaff, six Wheatear and three Blackcap were on site with a mobile Jay and two Snipe around the Main Pond. Offshore 14 Shelduck (S) and single Great-crested Grebe and Red-throated Diver.
Wildlife News: Insects were relatively fewer today with the chilly strong SE breeze having an affect. However, two new bees for the year were recorded, a pair of Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes on the planted Rosemary and a Common Furrow Bee Lasioglossum calceatum near the Main Pond.