Tuesday 23 August 2022

23rd August 2022

 Weather: SE force 2,   veering SW then WNW

A bit of a disappointment for members this morning that no warblers arrived on the south easterly, but there is always some compensation. Another Greenshank (or the same as yesterday) was near the north end soon after dawn and we did not have to wait long for the first Wheatear to arrive, in fact 2 together with 2 more a little later on.


 Only one wagtail was seen today, and somewhat surprisingly perhaps, it was a White Wagtail.

There were a few extra Swallows passing through, and notable this morning were the number of Rock Pipits about, most would no doubt be island bred. A dark phase Arctic Skua chased a tern as seen  distantly from the north end. A Shag was on the whaleback, and then amazingly a flock of 7 others flew passed the north end, some landing briefly.

The flock of Sandwich Terns took advantage of the lowish tide and lack of visitors to assemble on the island instead of on the east hoyle sands.

 A Peregrine was later sat on the sands

A flock of 10 Black-tailed Godwits flew in and landed near the lagoon, getting lost among the many Oystercatchers. The usual waders fed around the islands, over 100 Ringed Plover, 60 Redshank and 200 Dunlin.

The Little Egret influx continues with no less than 16 present today.

Photos SRW 

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