Friday 12 April 2024

Friday 12th April

A smart ♂ Ring Ouzel on Warren Point was the highlight, only the fifth spring record for the Warren. Other migrants included eight Wheatear and four Willow Warbler with three Rook overhead and a Kestrel offshore.

Ring Ouzel - both Lee Collins

In the estuary a day of Brent passage, with large mobile flocks of Pale-bellied present, eventually 139 settled in the Bight along with 15 Dark-bellied birds. Other counts included 42 Sandwich Tern,  21 Bar-tailed Godwit, seven Knot, six Grey and two Ringed Plover, five Sanderling, four Whimbrel, a Dunlin and a Redshank.

Elsewhere a two hour 15 min seawatch saw 23 Red-throated Diver, c50 Kittiwake and 20 Common Scoter head SW with two Little Tern and two Great Northern Diver offshore.

Year list addition:

137. Ring Ouzel

Other Wildlife: The first Orange-tip of the year was on the wing along with single Peacock and Speckled Wood.

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