Monday, 2 August 2010

2nd August 2010

A late afternoon visit to see what was around the shore produced some worthwhile records for the log. Pride of place most go to an adult Yellow-legged Gull with other gulls at the north end. Waders seen in good numbers were 3,000 Oystercatchers, 300 Dunlin, 90 Ringed Plover and 19 Whimbrel and a fine fly past of 30 Knot in summer plumage (a further 200 Knot were at Tanskey rocks), also in summer plumage were 4 Black-tailed Godwits that landed amongst the terns on the east hoyle.
The Sandwich Terns are now at an impressive 700, although only 30 Common terns were to be found. The first colour ringed Turnstone has arrived back for the winter, this individual was ringed in the winter of 2007/2008.
Thirty Five Gannets and a Shag were on the sea but apart from a Peregrine and a Kestrel the only land bird of note was a single Wheatear on Middle Eye.

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