Saturday, 30 April 2011

Thurlestone Bay.

Superb passage of waders- Bay watched from 09.00-17.00 Bob B,AJL & myself .

Main highlightwas a total of 672 Bar T Godwit- largest flocks 90 & 140. all went up the valley after flying into the Bay. This makes a total of 963 logged in the last 3 days ( the recent record is 1170 in May 1990) with stronger easterly winds for the next few days we could pass this landmark.

100 Whimbrel , 1 Grey Plover, 1 Sanderling, 30 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper plus the resident Oystercatchers completed the wader day list.

3 Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwich Tern, 4 Common Tern, 8 Wheatear, 10 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 13 House Martin and 100+ Swallow

Thurlestone Marsh had a late Sipe & 22 Teal.

Yesterday aSpotted Flycatcher at the side of the marsh

A very enjoyable day !