Friday, 29 July 2011

Its that Gull again

In 3 visits through out the day to the ARC Pit there was up to 6 Greenshanks, 9 Dunlin, 6 LRPs including the 2 chicks, 200+ Lapwing + the 2 young that are now nearly fledged, 2 Blackwits, 1 Wood sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpipers, 5 Common Sandpipers, 14 Golden Plover, 9 Little Egrets, 2 Little Gulls, the Goosander still at the south end, 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Green Woodpeckers and 5 Willow Warblers in the bushes.

 On the point the Glaucous Gull was in its usual spot by the fishing boats, a few Gannets, Sandwich and Common Terns off shore. In the bushes 15 Willow Warblers, 18 Whitethroats, 2 Stonechats and little else.

Common Tern diving for a fish on Dengemarsh

Leucistic Grey heron

Leucistic Grey heron
On the reserve 2, Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Wood sandpiper, the Great Whit Egret, 1 Hobby, 3 Marsh harriers, 4 Willow Warblers and Reed and Sedge Warblers all round the reserve. Also present on New Diggings the Leucistic Grey Heron.

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