Wednesday 13 September 2023

Wednesday 13th September

A busy evening tide with counts from the Bight including 11 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, the first birds of the year, a juvenile Little Stint and the juvenile Little Ringed Plover. They were with 152 Ringed Plover, 142 Dunlin, 45 Knot, 14 Sanderling and three Turnstone.

A flock of 94 Pale-bellied Brent Goose eventually settled in the Bight, they included 40 juveniles, indicating a good breeding season, other wildfowl present included 72 Teal, 48 Mute Swan, seven Wigeon and three Common Scoter.

Also in the estuary the juvenile Spotted Redshank with 200+ Redshank, 17 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, eight Greenshank, three Mediterranean Gull and single Kingfisher, Sandwich Tern and Whimbrel

Other Wildlife: Several Red Admiral were on the wing with a Comma was just the fourth record this year. 

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