Thursday, 28 April 2011

Thurlestone Bay.

Nothing of the quality of the Colyford White Stork but another day that started ok and just got better .

This am 07.15 - 09.30 observers Bob B & myself - 1 M Tufted Duck flew around the Bay before settling on South Huish marsh , 10 Whimbrel, 3 Bar T Godwit ( superb in full sp), 5 Dunlin, 1 Ringed Plover , 1 Sand Martin , 2 House martin.. 1 ad Med Gull.

Afternoon passage started at 14.30- 1 Common Tern, 100 Bar T Godwit ( largest flock 60 )87 Whimbrel.

On Thurlestone Marsh 17.30-18.30 - 1m Gadwall, 22 Teal , 2 Bar T Godwit then at 18.30 a flock of 65 flew over.

A total of 168 Bar T Godwit is a good day.