Friday, 3 August 2018

Saturday 28th July 2018

Another good day for wader passage at Long Nab today with 10 species recorded for the second consecutive day and all of those recorded were heading south apart from a single Oystercatcher that went north, figures as follows – 68 Oystercatchers, 122 Whimbrels, 7 Curlews, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Turnstone, 233 Knot, 7 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin and 5 Green Sandpipers that flew in from the east and continued west. Also moving today were a Garganey (S) at 07.08, a Shoveler (N), 79 Teal (65 S, 14 N), a Tufted Duck (S), 2 Eider (N), 356 Common Scoter (16 S, 340 N), a Sooty Shearwater (S), 4 Manx Shearwater (S), a juvenile Mediterranean Gull (S), a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull following a fishing boat north at 07.33 and then south at 10.29, 295 Sandwich Terns (55 S, 240 N), 10 Common Terns (5 S, 5 N), a Great Skua (N) and 11 Swifts (S).

Also today two Green Sandpipers were noted elsewhere in our area with one on Johnson’s Marsh at 04.45 at least and another was reported later in the day at Stoupe Brow.

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