Wednesday 13 July 2022

Wednesday 13th July

Both tides were covered with the first juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and two Teal of the autumn in the Bight this evening. Counts included 190+ Curlew, 76 Black-headed, 60+ Mediterranean and an adult Common Gull, 76 Sandwich Tern including 29 juveniles, 73 Redshank, 10 Whimbrel, four Dunlin, four Greenshank, three Bar-tailed Godwit, two Common Tern (ad + juv) and a Ringed Plover.

Mediterranean Gull (juv) - Dave Jewell

Mediterranean Gull (ad) - Dave Jewell

Elsewhere the first Grey Wagtail of the autumn flew over early morning.

Ringing News: Several new returning Oystercatcher were present along with a new Scottish ringed bird. The highlight was a South African ringed Sandwich Tern, ringed in 2007 it was also recorded here in 2019 and 2020. 

Sandwich Tern - Lee Collins

Wildlife News: A Wall butterfly was the welcome first for the year, this species continues to hang on on site.

Wall - Lee Collins

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