Sunday, 31 July 2016

After emptying the the MV, 2 Jersey Tigers and a Fen Wainscot the highlights I  went to the sea watch hide, apart from a c25 Gannets feeding and 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls over The Patch there was very little of note. A couple of suicidal fisherman sharing a single life jacket, launched a small rubber inflatable, I last saw them drifting east past the buoy. 
 Willow Warbler by the Lighthouse
A look around the Gorse and  lighthouse found a single Willow Warbler and 3 Common Whitethroats. At the observatory a few waders had flown over early morning but only a Chiffchaff found the nets.
Red Underwing
 At Hanson hide of note 2 Red Underwings on the outside of the hide and 5 Copper Underwings inside. From the hide 2 Redshanks, c100 Lapwing, 100s of Gadwall, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Shoveler and Coot, with smaller numbers of the other common wildfowl.
 Copper Underwing
Redshank from Firth Hide
Early evening on Burrowes of note 12 Dunlin, 7 Common Sandpipers, 2 Little Ringed Plovers, a Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Whimbrel flew through and 2 Garganey among the 100s of common eclipse wildfowl.

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