Thursday 4 April 2024

Thursday 4th April

The first Merlin of the year, a female, flew S during an early seawatch, along with an early Storm Petrel34 Gannet19 Sandwich Tern, eight Kittiwake, four Canada Geese and a Fulmar.

Another first for the year flew through early afternoon with an Osprey north up the estuary. Later at least 82 Sandwich Tern were in the estuary over a wet afternoon tide with a single Whimbrel again present. Other counts included 21 Dark and seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 15 Turnstone, 11 Redshank, nine Curlew, six Eider, four Grey and a Ringed Plover, two Sanderling and two Greenshank.

Year list additions:

127. Merlin
128. Osprey

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