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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