Wednesday 14 September 2016

Whinchat flock

Finally, after regular checks over the past month, the first Whinchats were on the central railings of the racecourse. There was a minimum of 10 birds, with at least four Wheatear and five Stonechats. It was quite a sight scoping up the fence line with birds (including lots of Linnets) constantly flitting about and flying down to the ground to feed! A Clouded Yellow butterfly also flew across the meadow.

On the upper estuary, two Black-tailed Godwit and three Bar-tailed Godwit were among 71 Curlew, and elsewhere; three Common Sandpiper and three Greenshank. The only gull of interest was a juvenile Mediterranean Gull.

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