Thursday 11 May 2023

Thursday 11th May

A Little Tern was the highlight of a morning seawatch , watched coming in from far offshore and continuing high inland up the estuary, also offshore a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver with five others heading south, nine Great Crested Grebe and three Eider

Counts from the estuary 45 Dunlin, 20 Bar-tailed Godwit,14 Ringed and five Grey Plover, eight Sandwich Tern and the Knot. Elsewhere 20 Sanderling and four Whimbrel on beach with six Buzzard high west and the first Jay since last April flew through.

Wildlife News: Yesterday's female Vagrant Emperor was refound along the beach and was joined by a male, which was still present in the evening, when it was found at rest on the Dune Ridge. After drying its wings on a post after the rain, it occasionally took flight during sunny periods before resting again when the temperature dropped.

Vagrant Emperor (male) - all Luke Harman

Recent Badger signs were confirmed when one was sadly found dead in the Buffer Zone, just the third report since 2017.

Badger - Stephen Edwards/TDC

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