Thursday 6 October 2022

Thursday 6th October

Seawatching first thing was much quieter but still saw three Balearic Shearwater, single Pomarine and Arctic Skua, 32 Sandwich Tern and a pair of Gadwall, that later relocated to the estuary. These are only the third site record in the last two years. 

In the estuary a Cattle Egret was in the Railway Saltmarsh and an unringed juvenile Osprey played havoc with the counts but the 101 Dark-bellied Brent and the associated Barnacle Goose were less concerned. Also over a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard and the first Merlin of the year, making a rare six raptor day.

Wildlife News: A late Meadow Brown was on the wing with Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Small White and Red Admiral as well as Migrant Hawker and Common Darter.

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