Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Curlew Sandpiper

In 4 visits to the ARC today, a Curlew Sandpiper was the highlight, the 2 broods of Little ringed plovers still have at least 3 chicks each, 10 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Golden plover among c150 Lapwing and the usual wildfowl.
Curlew Sandpiper from Hanson as usual distant!

14.00-15.30 from the fishing boats joined by MH & AJG:
Common Scoter:  1 down
Gannet: 103 up
Cormorant: 7 around
Oystercatcher: 2 up
Arctic Skua: 1 down
Black-headed Gull: 27 up
Herring Gull: 19 up    22 on beach
Great Black-backed Gull: 6 up    2 on beach
Sandwich Tern: 57 up
Common Tern: 1 up
Sand Martin: 47 out
Swallow: 1 out
Harbour Porpoise: 6+
Grey Seal: 1

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