Thursday, 19 September 2013


Went straight to The Patch this morning, on the walk there 100s of House Martins and Sand Martins with a few Swallows seemed to be coasting west, there were 2 Wheatears and 6 Chiffchaffs on the perimeter fence, on the way back 2 Ravens were upsetting the local feral Pigeons.  At The Patch a single Black Tern, 1 Little Gull, 4+ Arctic Terns and 30+ Common Terns with the usual Gulls.
A plod around the Lighthouse, Station Gorse, The Desert, Lloyds and West Beach saw 35 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Common Whitethroats, 6 Wheatears, c100 Meadow Pipits and c100 Linnets.
At the south end of the ARC the Pectoral Sandpiper with 3 Ruff and a Bar-tailed Godwit.
From the Screen just 2 Little Stints as reed cutting work was being carried out in front of Hanson.  
Spoonbill from Firth in the rain this evening.
This afternoon from Hanson where excellent views of the islands can now be obtained thanks to the hard work of the volunteers. 2 Little Stints with 14 Dunlin, 40+ Golden Plover and a Black-necked Grebe were the highlights.
This evening on Burrowes in the driving rain a Spoonbill was new in, the Pectoral Sandpiper had relocated to Firth and from Makepeace 4 Black-necked Grebes and a Black Tern.

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