Sunday 23 July 2023

Sunday 23rd July

Seawatching early morning saw six Arctic Skua in the bay with 251 Gannet, 117 Kittiwake, 11 Manx and seven Balearic Shearwater, four Whimbrel, just two Fulmar, very low numbers this year, and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull south.

A lower tide saw lower numbers of most species with counts of 429 Oystercatcher, 328 Curlew, 164 Redshank, 50 Mediterranean Gull, 32 Whimbrel, 31 Sandwich and a Common Tern, 14 Dunlin, 11 Greenshank, nine Ringed Plover and single Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper, Dark-bellied Brent Goose and Knot.

Knot (& Grey Plover) - Lee Collins

The rain dropped in a couple of passerine migrants, with a juvenile Willow Warbler in the Entrance Bushes, a Sedge Warbler in Greenland Lake and a Great Spotted Woodpecker on Warren Point.

Rock Pipit - Lee Collins

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