Sunday 16 April 2023

Sunday 16th April

The first Arctic Skua of the year flew south early morning with 50 Kittiwake, 25 Gannet, seven Fulmar, four Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver. Also offshore 30 Sandwich and two Common Tern, 14 Common Scoter and four Eider.

Elsewhere six Pale and two Dark-bellied Brent Geese were in the estuary with counts including 410 Oystercatcher, 18 Grey and six Ringed Plover, 14 Turnstone, nine Teal, eight Whimbrel, six Sanderling, six Redshank, five Bar-tailed Godwit, four Dunlin, three Knot and a Greenshank

Migrants were limited to five Willow Warbler and two Wheatear with four Swallow, four Rook and two Jackdaw overhead. 

Linnet - Martin Overy

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