An Irish ringed third cy Roseate Tern on Finger Point over high tide was the highlight, roosting amongst 57 Sandwich Tern, two Mediterranean Gull and a Common Tern.
Great to find a lovely 3cy Roseate Tern with Sandwich Terns on #FingerPoint at #DawlishWarrenNNR over the high tide. Also seen were c50 Ringed Plover, 5 sp Turnstones in #TheBight and 18 Sanderling along the beach @WarrenBirding pic.twitter.com/Qi88ipp8fH— Dave Boult (@exeterbirder) August 8, 2023
Also around the Bight; 55 Dunlin, 54 Ringed Plover, 15 Sanderling, five Turnstone, four Grey Plover, a Shelduck and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
An early morning seawatch saw two Storm Petrel off the seawall, with 30 Kittiwake, a Guillemot and a Great Crested Grebe.
After a dull morning a few warblers stated to appear as the day warmed up including a couple of Willow Warbler, with a passing Wheatear in the Bight.
Other Wildlife: Butterflies were in low numbers with no Red Admiral for the first time in a while. A Short-horned Yellow-face Bee Hylaeus brevicornis in Greenland Lake was the first of the year, with other species of note including Common Yellow-faced Bee H. communis, Gooden's Nomad Bee Nomada goodeniana and Pantaloon Bee Dasypoda hirtipes.
Also new for the year, the ground beetle Pterostitus niger and the moths Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella and Common Slender Gracillaria syringella.