Tuesday 12 April 2022

Tuesday 12th April

The first Common Tern of the year was feeding offshore with two probable Arctic and 53 Sandwich Tern. Also off John's Watch three Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver, 12 Manx Shearwater and three Fulmar.

In the estuary on a low neap tide included five Whimbrel, 220 Oystercatcher, 56 Curlew, 20 Turnstone, 15 Ringed Plover, six Bar-tailed Godwit, two Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a pair of Teal and single Dunlin and Red-breasted Merganser. Elsewhere a Whitethroat was singing in the Buffer Zone, a Jay was in Dead Dolphin Wood and 57 Linnet were along the Back Path. For other species the breeding season is in full swing with Blackbird collecting food, Mute Swan and Canada Geese on eggs and Chiffchaff and Goldfinch seen nest building. 

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