Sunday 12 June 2022

Sunday 12th June

Counts from the estuary included 201 Oystercatcher, 149 Black-headed Gull, 33 Curlew, 16 Turnstone, eight Dunlin, six Whimbrel, the first three returning Redshank, three Mediterranean Gull (two first & a second summer) and single Bar-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover.

Elsewhere 180 Swift (102 between 7-8am) and 16 Swallow moved through, five Sandwich Tern were offshore and c180 Starling were in the Bight early morning. 

Wildlife News: Eleven species of butterfly were on the wing; Large SkipperMeadow BrownSpeckled WoodHolly Blue, Common BlueSmall Tortoiseshell, Painted LadyPeacock, Green-veined, Small and Large White. Still no sign of any Wall. Also on the wing Cinnabar, Yellow Shell and Straw Dot.

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