Saturday 27 August 2022

Saturday 27th August

The Spotted Redshank was still present, the third record in the last two years, after six blank years. Also in the estuary three Curlew Sandpiper with counts of 867 Oystercatcher, 392 Curlew, 312 Redshank, 112 Ringed Plover, 87 Dunlin, 34 Mute Swan, 22 Teal, 17 Black and 10 Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Common Tern, six Greenshank, six Mediterranean Gull, four Whimbrel, two Knot, two Wigeon, a Turnstone and a Kingfisher.

Common Gull - Lee Collins

Elsewhere 10 Balearic Shearwater flew east with 30 Gannet, 18 Common Scoter and four Shelduck also offshore, with 17 Sanderling on the beach. Passerine migrants included two Grey Wagtail overhead with a Spotted Flycatcher, a Wheatear, four Whitethroat, three Willow, two Reed and two Sedge Warbler on site.

Wildlife News: A Golden-ringed Dragonfly was on the Golf Course and a few Rush Veneer remain on site.

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