31st August 2014 – little egret, 2 grey heron, 20+ ringed plover, dunlin, bar & black tailed godwit, grey plover and 20 golden plover over. Good numbers of hirundines though reduced numbers from yesterday, mostly house martin and swallow with one swift. Sparrowhawk attacking mixed finch flock in corner of first field. Willow warbler, spotted flycatcher in bushes near Fort Paull along with 2 lesser whitethroat, 3 whitethroat, blackcap and coal tit in fir trees. Migrant hawker, speckled wood, red admiral and tortoiseshell.
30th August 2014 – Mediterranean gull, ruff, 3 little egret, greenshank, whimbrel, buzzard, marsh harrier, hobby chasing hirundines over paddock and then over strays. 200+ hirundines mostly house martin and swallow with at least one sand martin – no swifts, great spotted woodpecker. Kingfisher seen on car park pond. 5+ migrant hawker & 6 speckled wood. Update from Simon – in addition to above – 1 grey wagtail, 5 yellow wagtail and porpoise off lighthouses.
27th August 2014 – records from Roy & Eric – little gull, Mediterranean gull, sandwich tern, 4 common tern and a ruff. Also seen were, 11 turnstone, black & bar tailed godwit, little egret, another Mediterranean gull past along river, 1 willow warbler
25th August 2014 – 2 little egret, 6 turnstone, small numbers of bar tailed and black tailed godwit, 6 knot, swifts, swallows and house martin still present, yellow wagtail, great spotted woodpecker
24th August 2014 – 2 little egret, avocet on strays. 11 mistle thrush in stubble field near car park. Song thrush, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, blackcap. Lots of red admirals and 4 speckled wood around paddock
23rd August 2014 – adult winter little ringed plover on main stray, 2 coal tit, 3 little egret, 2 wheatear, whinchat, marsh harrier, common buzzard, greenshank, green sandpiper, 2 lesser whitethroat, garden warbler, 4 blackcap
22nd August 2014 – lesser whitethroat, blackcap, willow warbler, 3 turnstone
Update from Paul M:
16/8/2014 – Juv sanderling, 3 common swift, 2 ruff, 2 greenshank
15/8/2014 – 2 common buzzard, 11 little egret, 5 greenshank, whinchat, 3 willow warbler, 2 common sandpiper.
14/8/2014 – 12 little egret, willow warbler(singing), 3 greenshank, sedge warbler, 2 wheatear, whinchat, 2 marsh harrier, 30+ yellow wagtail, 240 black tailed godwit, 2 lapwing.
13/8/2014 – 10 little egret, 3 wheatear.
12/8/2014 – 4 whimbrel, 2 green sandpiper.
9/8/2014 – 5 little egret, 3 common sandpiper. 3 turnstone.
3rd August 2014 – from lighthouses – 2 little egret. 15+ small red-eyed damselfly and common darter at car park pond. A great diving beetle was netted and released by a young lad fishing for sticklebacks.
2nd August 2014 – from hide – 31 common scoter + one solitary bird, 13 common tern, common sandpiper, 150+ swift over farmland, 4 little egret, reed warbler, yellow wagtail, good numbers of distant waders from hide including: knot, dunlin, grey plover, golden plover, ringed plover, whimbrel, curlew, redshank and oystercatcher. Update from Simon at lighthouses – 3 whimbrel, 20 bar-tailed godwit, 11 black-tailed godwit, 26 knot, 6 common sandpiper, 51 common scoter, 2 little egret and 2 porpoise off fisherman’s car park.