Tuesday, 7 June 2016
There is a reasonable sized flock of Oystercatchers spending the summer on the estuary with 53 roosting at Flow Point this morning; June counts in recent years have generally been in single figures. Also there single Whimbrel and Curlew, both also presumed summering. Other totals included 34 Little Egrets, three Grey Herons, 27 Mute Swans, eight Black-headed Gulls, 150 Herring Gulls, seven Cormorants, six Sandwich Terns, 16 Shelducks, 26 Mallards and 6 Canada Geese; the latter three species were all seen with young in attendance.
Monday, 6 June 2016
On two high tide visits to Passage House over the last few days, the only birds of note were five Black-tailed Godwits that dropped in to roost on Friday evening. Today, four Painted Ladies were around the patch - there's obviously been an arrival over last couple of days.