Sunday 26 August 2018

Velvet Scoter

Black-tailed Godwit - Leisure Centre
Joel's birthday today so managed just two short trips out. This morning, before it got really wet, I popped up to Orcombe where a Velvet Scoter was a surprise 'fly-by'. It went past at around 8am and was picked up a short while later from the Warren. Five Common Scoter were the only other birds of note. It felt like there should have been more moving, but with birthday duties to attend to I was kind of glad it wasn't any better!
A quick look at the estuary from the Imperial/Leisure Centre late this afternoon, as the tide crept in, produced 2 Little Tern, c20+ Sandwich Tern, 4/5+ Common Tern, 2 Knot, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Turnstone, 8 Whimbrel, c50/60+ Dunlin (downriver towards the Warren) and a couple Ringed Plover.

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