Two Avocet on the exposed sandbars offshore early morning were a surprise, just the fourth May sighting for the Recording Area. Also offshore 65 Kittiwake, 20 Gannet, 20 Common Scoter and a Great Northern Diver.
Overhead a site record three Hobby flew through before 7.35am, no doubt following a late pulse of hirundines including 96 Swift, 15 House Martin and two Swallow. Elsewhere 25 Ringed Plover, 10 Dunlin and nine Sanderling were in the estuary on the rising tide with increasing numbers of juvenile Linnet about site and a couple of fledged Great Tit, matching the low broods reported at other locations this spring.
Wildlife News: A Green Hairstreak on the Golf Course was just the second record since 2018.
Green Hairstreak - David Flack