July 2016

Friday 29th – from Simon2 curlew sandpiper, 1 little stint, 1 spotted redshank, 1 snipe, 2 knot, 2 greenshank, 7 whimbrel, 4 turnstone,3 bar-tailed godwit, 55 black-tailed godwit, 7 avocet, 23 grey plover, 2100 golden plover, 1000 dunlin, 20 common scoter, 1 teal

Monday 25th – from Simon – 1 wheatear, 1 sanderling, 2 turnstone, 11 whimbrel, 13 avocet, 34 black-tailed godwit, 580 golden plover, 300 dunlin, male banded demoiselle on western path near open hide.

banded demoiselle

Saturday 23rd – from Simon – 15 sandwich tern east, 1 yellow-legged gull, 8 whimbrel, 19 avocet (9 juv), 6 black-tailed godwit. Black-tailed skimmer, four spot chaser, emperor dragonfly, common darter, ruddy darter, azure damselfly, small red-eyed damselfly

Friday 22nd – from Simon – 1 sandwich tern, 1 brent goose, 1 greenshank, 7 whimbrel, 10 black-tailed godwit, 8 bar-tailed godwit, 19 avocet, 1 tree sparrow

Tuesday 19th Julyfrom Paul– Greenshank, a single sandwich tern among gulls, 70 curlew, 4 knot, 8 sand martin and 3 juvenile yellow wagtails.

Sunday 17th July – from Paul – Goldcrest and a juvenile wheatear by the lighthouses. Lots of butterflies with comma, common blue, small skipper, gatekeeper, around pond 2 emperor dragonfly and 2 common darter.

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Saturday 16th – from Paul – 10 avocet in total, marsh harrier. Gatekeepers and small skipper on the wing.

Monday 11th – from Paul – 200 black tailed godwits, 22 redshank, 30 golden plover, 2 little egret, 4 mute swan, whimbrel, 2 yellow wagtail, sand martin.

Sunday 10th – from Simon – barn owl, juv cuckoo, 13 avocet, 1 greenshank, 1 common sandpiper, 3 whimbrel, 325 black-tailed godwit, 3 bar-tailed godwit, 469 golden plover, 266 dunlin

Saturday 9th – from Simon – 2 mediterranean gull, 1 greenshank, 4 whimbrel, 2 knot, 300+ black-tailed godwit, 2 avocet

Friday 8th – from Simon – 305 black-tailed godwit, 27 bar-tailed godwit, 2 common sandpiper, 252 golden plover, 16 teal, short-eared owl, female marsh harrier, little grebe, juv cuckoo

Sunday 3rd – from Simon – adult med gull, 57 golden plover, marsh harrier, little grebe with 2 chicks on pond

Saturday 2nd – from Paul – Adult med gull on strays, 9 avocet, 2 greenshank, black tailed godwit, 150 golden plover.

Friday 1st – from Paul – Little grebe with 2 chicks on pond, 2 sandwich tern on strays, marsh harrier. Lots of 6 spot burnet. Update from Simon – greenshank, 3 whimbrel, 3 bar-tailed godwit, 10 black-tailed godwit, 12 avocet, 97 golden plover, 31 dunlin, 2 sand martin

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Juv little grebe – Paul M

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six spot burnet – Paul M

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