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August 2014 Sightings

21st August 2014 - Thursday

Migration/sea-watch 06.30-10.15, 13.00-20.30. A mixture of sunshine and cloud and a force 3 W wind.
The first Long-tailed Skua of the year flew south on a day when all four species of skua were seen, a dark phase adult Pomarine Skua flew north and 22 Arctic Skuas and 2 Bonxies were also recorded.
Birds on the move included 36 Teal, 2 Eider, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Fulmar, 5 Manx Shearwater, 2 Marsh Harrier, 16 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 31 Knot, 7 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 11 Turnstone, 4 Little Gull, 7 Sand Martin, 8 Swallow, 1 flava Wagtail. Of note a distant possible Pteredroma petrel flew north.
Other birds present included 1 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 8 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 14 Mediterranean Gull, 200 Kittiwake, 43 Sandwich Tern, 3500 Common Tern, 7 Arctic Tern, 9 Razorbill, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Whinchat, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Willow Warbler.

20th August 2014 - Wednesday

Migration/sea-watch 06.15-10.00, 18.00-20.30. Sunny spells and showers with a force 2 N wind veering SE 1 by the evening.
Again most action was over the sea, a possible Cory’s Shearwater flew north distantly, other birds moving were 22 Common Scoter, 14 Fulmar, 26 Manx Shearwater, 18 Oystercatcher, 1 Pomarine Skua 16 Arctic Skua, 2 Kittiwake, 1 Black Tern, 5200 Common Tern, 64 Arctic Tern, 1 Swift, 34 Sand Martin and 85 Swallow.
There were a few more grounded migrants around, including 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Cuckoo, the first Kingfisher of the autumn, 9 Whinchat, 4 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 35 Willow Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 70 Tree Sparrow.
Other birds seen included 9 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 1 Avocet, 1 Little Ringed Plover, a big increase in Golden Plovers with 2500, and 2 Snipe.

Whinchat. Ian Smith

Whinchat. Ian Smith

19th August 2014 - Tuesday

Migration/sea-watch 06.30-11.00, 18.00-20.00. Sunny spells and showers, with a cool nagging force 3-1 N wind.
The first Balearic Shearwater of the year flew north in the evening, as did a Black-throated Diver and an Osprey came in off the sea and turned north.
Other birds moving were 2 Wigeon, 49 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Fulmar, 15 Manx Shearwater, 4 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel in off, 58 Oystercatcher, and 10 Arctic Skua.
Migrants included 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 22 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 50+ Tree Sparrow.
Other birds seen included 5 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 23 Mediterranean Gull.

juv Osprey. Ian Smith

juv Osprey. Ian Smith

18th August 2014 - Monday

Migration/sea-watch 06.15-11.15, 18.00-20.45. A changeable day with sunshine and heavy showers with a force 4 -1 N-SW wind.
Some reasonable passage over the sea, although not as good as expected, on the move were 5 Teal, 11 Common Scoter, 62 Fulmar, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 78 Manx Shearwater, 145 Oystercatcher, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 4 Sanderling, 1 Whimbrel, 33 Redshank, 18 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 1 Little Gull, 15 Kittiwake, 1 Little Tern, 2 Guillemot, 2 Puffin.
Migrants around included 3 Tree Pipit, 20 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Garden Warbler, 33 Willow Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher.
Other birds seen were a Pintail, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Greenshank, 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2480 Common Tern.
Also the last two Little Tern chicks were seen flying today.

Willow Warbler. Ian Smith

Willow Warbler. Ian Smith

17th August 2014 - Sunday

Migration/sea-watch 06.00-11.45, 18.00-21.00. A very windy day with occasional showers, a force 4-5-6 gusting W wind.
The best tern roost movement so far this summer with 6 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black Tern, 32 Sandwich Tern, 10,120 Common Tern and 81 Arctic Tern.
Birds on the move included 1 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 12 Common Scoter, 35 Fulmar, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Marsh Harrier, 170 Oystercatcher, 19 Ringed Plover, 156 Knot, 28 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Whimbrel, 50 Redshank, 12 Turnstone, 44 Swift, 2 Sand Martin.
Other birds present were 2 Peregrine, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Cuckoo, 3 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 1 Garden Warbler and 20 Willow Warbler.

16th August 2014 - Saturday

Migration/sea-watch 06.00-10.00, 18.00-20.30. Mainly cloudy with a few sunny spells, a force4-5 W-WNW wind.
A few more migrants today with the first Spotted Flycatcher of the autumn, but also 1 Cuckoo, 1 Tree Pipit, 6 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 29 Willow Warbler, and 8 Tree Sparrow.
Birds on the move were 14 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 15 Common Scoter, 20 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 4 Manx Shearwater, 5 Cormorant, 26 Oystercatcher, 3 Golden Plover, 23 Knot and 22 Swift.
A better tern roost with 1 Black Tern, 200 Sandwich Tern, 5470 Common Tern and 48 Arctic Terns.
Other birds seen included 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Arctic Skua, 2 Bonxie, 20 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Yellow-legged Gull.

15th August 2014 - Friday

Migration/sea-watch 06.45-10.40, 18.30-20.30. Another day of sunny spells and showers with a cool force 4-5 NW wind.
The first Sooty Shearwater of the year flew north as did 10 Fulmar and 3 Manx Shearwaters, with northerly winds there were very few terns going to roost but other birds on the move were 3 Teal, 63 Common Scoter, 87 Oystercatcher, 1 Greenshank, and 2 Swift.
Migrants present included 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler and 13 Willow Warbler.

14th August 2014 - Thursday

Migration/sea-watch 06.30-10.30, 17.50-20.30. Sunny spells with some heavy showers and a force 3-1 W-NW-E wind.
A reasonable fall of Willow Warbler totalled 50 with 39 being ringed, other migrants included 4 Tree Pipits, a Sedge Warbler, 3 Garden Warbler, and 4 Long-tailed Tits.
On the move were 9 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmar, 1 Marsh Harrier, 151 Oystercatcher, 14 Whimbrel, 7 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 17 Sand Martin, 242 Swallow and a flava Wagtail.
The tern roost movement was light with just 1480 Common Terns and a few Sandwich Terns, while other birds seen included 2 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine, 25,000 Knot, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, and 29 Mediterranean Gulls.

13th August 2014 - Wednesday

Migration/sea-watch 07.45-10.30, 17.30-21.00. Sunny spells with occasional showers, a force 3-5 SW wind.
On the move today were an Osprey, 18 Common Scoter, 7 Fulmar, 6 Manx Shearwater, 9 Cormorant, 83 Oystercatcher, 23 Ringed Plover, 8 Grey Plover, 125 Knot, 30 Sanderling, 48 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 41 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 49 Redshank, 12 Turnstone, and 15 Swift.
In the tern roost movement were just 5 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Tern, 1 Black Tern, 1210 Common Tern and 166 Arctic Tern.
Other birds seen included 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Wheatear and 22 Willow Warbler.

12th August 2014 - Tuesday

Migration/sea-watch 06.15-10.45, 17.00-21.00. Another windy day with a force 4-5-3 SW wind, odd showers and sunny spells.
A good day for wader passage and another good tern roost movement. On the move were 2 Shelduck, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater, 39 Cormorant, 70 Oystercatcher, 38 Ringed Plover, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 311 Knot, 163 Sanderling, 243 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 22 Whimbrel, 72 Redshank, 25 Turnstone, 7 Swift, 27 Sand Martin.
In the roost movement were 5 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Black Tern, 525 Sandwich Tern, 7880 Common Tern, 1 Roseate Tern, 62 Arctic Tern.
Other birds seen included 1 Pintail, 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Willow Warbler and 4 Long-tailed Tit.

flock of Common Terns whipping past Spurn to go to roost. Ian Smith

flock of Common Terns whipping past Spurn to go to roost. Ian Smith

Migrating Redshanks in front of a rainbow. Ian Smith

Migrating Redshanks in front of a rainbow. Ian Smith

11th August 2014 - Monday

Migration/sea-watches 07.35-10.10, 16.55-21.00. A blustery day again with a force 5-6 SW wind dropping to force 3 by the evening, a mixed day of sunshine and showers.
Huge numbers of small gulls were in the fields between Kilnsea and Easington, taking advantage of the freshly cut fields, sprayed with muck and then large amounts of rain dumped on them the last couple of days. Many birds were keeping low in the wind but it was estimated there were 7500 Black-headed Gulls, 2500 Common Gulls, 27 Mediterranean Gulls, 20 Lesser B.B.Gulls and 450 Sandwich Terns.
The tern roost movement was the best so far this year with 7510 Common Tern, 180 Sandwich Tern, 128 Arctic Tern, 1 Roseate Tern and 2 Black Tern, with 5 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Gull, 70 Black-Headed Gull and 1 Kittiwake.
Birds on the move were 4 Teal, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Avocet, 10 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Plover, 54 Knot, 31 Sanderling, 10 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 22 Whimbrel, 16 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua and 13 Swift.
The only other birds seen were 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ruff, 9 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Short-eared Owl and 2 Willow Warbler.

Marsh Harrier. John Hewitt

Marsh Harrier. John Hewitt

10th August 2014 - Sunday

Migration/sea-watches 06.00-10.15, 16.45-20.00. A very blustery day, with near gale force at times, SE until 15.30 then switched to the south-west. Some very heavy showers and thunderstorms on and off throughout the day.
A quiet day apart from waders moving over the sea. On the move were 8 Shelduck, 3 Teal, 2 Eider, 40 Common Scoter, 8 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwater, 104 Oystercatcher, 11 Ringed Plover, 46 Grey Plover, 125 Knot, 65 Sanderling, 145 Dunlin, 30 Whimbrel, 7 Redshank, 9 Turnstone, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 149 Swift, 8 Sand Martin and 50 Swallow.
In the tern roost were 218 Sandwich Tern, 1425 Common Tern and 48 Arctic Terns.
Other birds present included 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 8 Snipe, 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 4 Willow Warbler.

9th August 2014 - Saturday

Migration/sea-watch 07.20-09.45, 11.15-15.15, 17.15-20.45. A pleasant day with plenty of sunshine in a brisk westerly wind.
It was a good day for waders, gulls and terns. The highlight was a third calendar year Caspian Gull in the fields north of Kilnsea but also a minimum of 60 Mediterranean Gulls but possibly up to 80 birds. Also present were 2 Yellow-legged Gulls amongst the large numbers of Black-headed and Common Gulls. A Pomarine Skua was seen off the Point from the ferry at c.7am.
In the tern roost movement were 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 5 Little Gulls, a Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 6 Little Tern, 2 adult Roseate Tern, 630 Sandwich Tern, 7000 Common Tern, and 159 Arctic Tern. 2 Arctic and 1 Common Tern were trapped and ringed after dark.
On the move were 91 Teal 1 Eider, 137 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 8 Manx Shearwater, 2 Marsh Harrier, 339 Oystercatcher, 2 Avocet, 8 Grey Plover, 77 Knot, 19 Sanderling, 12 Dunlin, 68 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 72 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 48 Turnstone, 1 Bonxie, 17 Swift, 15 Sand Martin.
Other birds present included 1 Merlin, 450 Golden Plover, 372 Sanderling, 1 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Ruff, 10 Snipe, 4 Whimbrel, 11 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Short-eared Owl, 20 Swift, 1 Whinchat, 1 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler.

juv Yellow-legged Gull. Rich Swales

juv Yellow-legged Gull. Rich Swales

8th August 2014 - Friday

Migration/sea-watch 07.30-10.00. A bright start then heavy cloud and rain for a good part of the afternoon and showers into the evening, a force 3 SW-SE wind.
On the move were 11 Teal, 6 Shoveler, 63 Common Scoter, 11 Fulmar, 122 Oystercatcher, 4 Sanderling, 20 Snipe, 17 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Turnstone, 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 3 Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Tern and 1 Tree Pipit.
Just a handful of migrants arrived including 2 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, a very early Fieldfare and 10 Willow Warblers.
Other birds seen included 1 Pintail, 1 Merlin, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 30+ Mediterranean Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull.

7th August 2014 - Thursday

Migration/sea-watches 07.00-10.45, 18.00-20.00. A warm and mainly sunny day with a south-west force 2 wind swinging round to the east early afternoon.
A TEREK SANDPIPER was found at Beacon Ponds at 13.10 and stayed there showing well until 16.20 then it flew towards the Humber but couldn’t be relocated, this is the second record for the Spurn area, the first also being at Beacon Ponds in 2002. A probable flew south past the sea-watching hut yesterday morning but couldn’t be clinched.
Also the Mediterranean Gull record was broken with 47 on the beach by Beacon Ponds and in the fields south of Easington.
On the move were 20 Teal, 59 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmar, 133 Gannet, 53 Oystercatcher, 1 Knot, 85 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Skua, 1 Bonxie, 3 Swift, 53 Sand Martin and a Tree Pipit.
In the tern roost movement 50 Sandwich Tern, 1600 Common Tern and 15 Arctic Terns.
Other birds seen today included 17 Little Egret, 1 Merlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, and 6 Willow Warbler.

Terek Sandpiper.  Roy Harvey

Terek Sandpiper. Roy Harvey

6th August 2014 - Wednesday

Migration/sea-watch 05.45-12.30, 18.00-20.30. A wet murky start, cleared mid-morning with a couple of heavy showers in the afternoon, a variable force 2-12 wind.
A fairly quiet day apart from some waders moving. On the move were 67 Teal, 205 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Fulmar, 8 Manx Shearwater, 504 Oystercatcher, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 Golden Plover, 35 Knot, 8 Sanderling, 8 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 13 Turnstone, 47 Black-headed Gull, 4 Swift.
In the tern roost movement were 95 Sandwich Tern, 1450 Common Tern, 8 Arctic Tern.
Other birds present included 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Arctic Skua, 20 Mediterranean Gull (19 in the fields south of Easington and 1 juv on the sea), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Blackcap and 6 Willow Warbler.

a cracking juv Swift. Rich Swales

a cracking juv Swift. Rich Swales

a very showy Fulmar. Rich Swales

a very showy Fulmar. Rich Swales

5th August 2014 - Tuesday

Migration/sea-watch 06.10-10.45, 18.10-20.55. Warm with broken cloud all day and a light shower in the evening, a force 1-2 N-E-SE wind.
A fairly quiet day with a decent tern roost movement, mainly due to the good numbers of Arctic Terns, which only happens once or twice an autumn, suggesting they carry on south after roosting rather than going back and forth like Common Terns! The tern roost movement recorded 2 Black Tern, 151 Sandwich Tern, 1880 Common Tern and 406 Arctic Tern.
Other birds moving south were 7 Teal, 149 Common Scoter, 54 Gannet, the first Merlin of the year, 56 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 19 Knot, 7 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel, 27 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Swift, 102 Sand Martin.
Other birds seen included 1 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 21 Willow Warbler.

4th August 2014 - Monday

Migration/sea-watch 06.00-10.00, 17.20-20.55. Mainly hot and sunny with some cloudy spells, still to a force 2-3 SE wind.
A good day with Spurn’s 20th GREEN WOODPECKER, which was found in a mist-net at the Warren, after it release it flew south before returning north. In the tern roost movement the first Roseate Tern of the year flew south, along with 512 Sandwich Tern, 3345 Common Tern and 51 Arctic Tern.
On the move south were 254 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Manx Shearwater, 93 Gannet, 62 Oystercatcher, 4 Knot, 3 Sanderling, 7 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Little Gull, 10 Swift, 462 Sand Martin, 81 Swallow, 4 House Martin.
There was also a good increase in waders on the Humber with 250 Golden Plover, 50,000 Knot, 900+ Bar-tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, 1600+ Redshank, 2 Greenshank.
Other birds present included 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Wheatear, 51 Whitethroat and 10 Willow Warbler.

Green Woodpecker. Rich Swales

Green Woodpecker. Rich Swales

Green Woodpecker. Tim Jones.

Green Woodpecker. Tim Jones.

3rd August 2014 - Sunday

Migration/Sea watch- 06:15-12:15 15:00-21:00. F2-3 SW broken cloud and sunny spells. A few more waders on the move and the first real tern roost movement of the summer. On the move were, 47 Teal, 1 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 1 Kestrel, 82 Oystercatcher, 4 Ringed Plover, 16 Golden Plover (in), 209 Knot, 17 Sanderling, 23 Dunlin, 7 Ruff )(in), 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 Whimbrel, 6 Curlew, 21 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 13 Turnstone, 1 Pomarine Skua flew north, 10 Arctic Skua, 3 juv Mediterranean Gull, 1 Black Tern south from Beacon Ponds, 81 Swift, 95 Sand Martin, 250 Swallow, 6 House Martin, 2 flava sp. The evening tern roost movement contained 1 juv Black Tern , 15 Little Tern, 820 Sandwich Tern, 3580 Common Tern, 50 Arctic Tern. Also present were 60 Common Scoter, 6500 Knot, 20 Snipe, 1 2s hybrid Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull at Beacon Ponds, 1150 Sandwich Tern, 150 Common Tern, 12 Willow Warbler, 1 Coal Tit along Vicar’s Lane.

Knot. Justin Carr.

Knot. Justin Carr.

2nd August 2014 - Saturday

Migration/Sea watch- 06:15-12:15. A F2 SE broken cloud with 2 very heavy showers in the early afternoon and evening, luckily cleared before the annual BBQ! Fairly quiet due to most regulars helping out with BBQ preparation! On the move were 3 Fulmar, 83 Gannet, 8 Oystercatcher, 14 Knot, 6 Dunlin, 8 Snipe (in), 7 Greenshank, 3 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua. Also present were 6 Teal, 1 Pintail, 1 young Grey Partridge on Kilnsea Wetlands, 15 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine, 1 Curlew Sandpiper on Beacon Ponds at high tide, 25 Snipe, 7 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper on Canal Scrape, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull on the Humber, 1 Willow Warbler.

Clouded Yellow. 1 of 2 in the area. Mick Turton.

Clouded Yellow. 1 of 2 in the area. Mick Turton.

1st August 2014 - Friday

Migration/Sea watch- 05:45-09:50 18:00-20:15. A F1-2 SW-SSE broken cloud and sunny spells with a short shower in the evening. A few waders going south. On the move were 2 Teal, 7 Common Scoter, 4 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwater, 69 Gannet, 33 Oystercatcher, 62 Knot, 1 Grey Plover, 8 Sanderling, 28 Dunlin, 37 Snipe (in), 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Turnstone, 12 Arctic Skua, 51 Swift, 369 Sand Martin, 425 Swallow, 4 House Martin,1 Tree Pipit . Also present were 4 Teal, 1 Pintail, 10 Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 2 Curlew Sandpiper at Beacon Ponds at high tide, 15 Whimbrel, 2 (juv, 1s) Mediterranean Gull at Beacon Ponds, 1 Little Gull, 283 Sandwich Tern, 235 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Willow Warbler.

Juv Mediterranean Gull. Mick Turton.

Juv Mediterranean Gull. Mick Turton.

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