Monday, 31 July 2017

31st July 2017

Weather: SW 2/3 vis 20mls increasing to 30 later.
 Much more about today than Saturday, despite the conditions being the same!
There were circa 4,500 Oystercatcher and 170 Curlew at the edge of the tide South of Little Eye early morning, other waders included 12 Whimbrel, 13 Ringed Plover and a Grey Plover. It was lovely to see numbers of Dunlin back feeding below the obs, 250 were counted.
A Manx Shearwater flew West close in to the North end, with 2 Gannet and 2 Great Crested Grebe also seen and 22 Shelduck flew South up the estuary.
Common Terns numbered 100 and Sandwich Terns 380 including 2 colour ringed juvs.
Three Wheatears were on the island and 4 White Wagtails were noted. 
In the afternoon a single Willow Warbler appeared in the obs garden along with a male Pied Wagtail which was probably one of the breeding birds.

Photos AS

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