Wednesday 7 September 2022

Wednesday 7th September

Seawatching from first light to 9am saw 230 Balearic Shearwater head south along with 259 Gannet, 153 Kittiwake and three Arctic Skua, with up to 32 Sandwich and three Little Tern also offshore.

In the estuary the first influx of wildfowl with 285 Wigeon and 112 Teal in Shutterton Creek with a Spoonbill present at low tide. In the Bight, a Little Stint and two Curlew Sandpiper were in with 194 Ringed Plover and 127 Dunlin, whilst other counts included 42 Mute Swan, eight Common Tern, seven Greenshank, four Knot, four Black-tailed Godwit and two Mediterranean Gull.

In the blown out conditions if there were more migrants than five Chiffchaff and a Wheatear they didn't show themselves and at least seven Cirl Bunting were with a large flock of c80 Linnet and c40 Goldfinch. A moribund Gannet was in Greenland Lake.

Ringing News: A Lesser Black-backed Gull Blue VLKO was present for a second day. This is an intermedius race bird ringed in Demark.

Wildlife News: A Clouded Yellow was struggling to find shelter in Greenland Lake.

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