Sunday 21 April 2024

Sunday 21st April

The first Lesser Whitethroat of the year, a vocal ♂ ranging along Back Path, was aside from five Wheatear, the only obvious grounded migrant. It was a bit busier overhead with three Red Kite the highlight, along with 18 Swallow, 15 Goldfinch, seven Rook, six House and three Sand Martin and two Grey Heron.

Whitethroat - Dave Jewell

Offsite a further three Red Kite drifted N along Cofton Ridge, with nine Swift.

Counts from the estuary included 44 Whimbrel, 44 Dunlin, 36 Ringed and a Grey Plover, 33 Bar-tailed Godwit, 21 Pale and 14 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, eight Knot, seven Sanderling, the seven Eider, four Teal, two Redshank, a Greenshank and a ♂ Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere 19 Sandwich Tern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore, with two Red-throated Diver heading high S out of estuary. 

Year List addition:

142. Lesser Whitethroat

Other Wildlife: A fourth Green-winged Orchid was found in flower, a plant that last flowered in 2020. The Early-purple Orchid continues to unfurl.

Early-purple Orchid - Kevin Rylands

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