Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Skern, Northam Burrows.

07:00 - 08:20

Although it was dull, drab and drizzling at high tide, there was no wind and the water was like a millpond.

15 Great-black-backed Gulls; c50 Curlew; c20 Oystercatcher; c50 Black-headed Gulls and not one Med among them.
The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still there and only small nos of waders.

2 Redshank (one was very light in colour); 2 Knot; 1 Dunlin; 1 Turnstone and a single Little Egret.

At 07:50 5 Sandwich Terns paid a fleeting visit in the bay off the Skern but were soon off over the Burrows.