Saturday 11 March 2023

Sandwich Terns

 Grey Plover - Mudbank.

Three Sandwich Terns off Mudbank this morning - fishing in the river and resting on Cockle Sands. Other counts included 24+ Wigeon, 3 Sanderling, 5+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 36 Shelduck, 9+ Great Crested Grebes, 18 Knot, 73 Bar-tailed Godwits, 72+ Grey Plovers and a second-winter Mediterranean Gull.
A soggy trudge round Maer Valley this afternoon revealed c100+ Jackdaws, c20 Linnets, c10 Redwings and 8 Ring-necked Parakeets (Prattshayes Farm). The only other snippet of news from today - a Kestrel hunting over the Maer early on.
Late yesterday afternoon - 36 Common Scoters off Straight Point and the 2 immature drake Eiders off the seafront.

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