Monday 8 April 2024

Monday 8th April

The first two Arctic Tern of the year flew SW past the seawall early morning along with 68 Gannet, 29 Red-throated Diver, 20 Common Scoter, 18 Common Gull, eight Whimbrel, three Little Egret and an Arctic Skua

Three Great Northern Diver and at least 43 Sandwich and two Little Tern were offshore, the terns later roosting on Finger Point, where they were joined briefly by a 3cy Little Gull that arrived from upriver. 

Other counts from the estuary included 204 Oystercatcher, 25 Turnstone, 17 Redshank, seven Pale and two Dark-bellied Brent Geese, seven Knot, the seven Eider (three imm ♂ & four ♀), seven Grey and two Ringed Plover, six Bar-tailed Godwit, four Whimbrel, two sinensis Cormorant and a Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere two Stock Dove were in the Railway Saltmarsh and four Swallow flew through.

Year list addition:

136. Arctic Tern

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