Sunday, 22 July 2012

Thurlestone Bay

Last night 2 Green Sandpiper flew into Thurlestone Marsh and later went off towards Aveton Gifford, 1 showing at 07.45 with another flying through at 12.00, also 1 on South Huish marsh this am

Waders on the beach / rocks - 6 Dunlin, 6 Sanderling, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper  1 Turnstone.

In the Bay 2ad + 1juv Sandwich Tern . Offshore 35 Gannet and 15 Manx Shearwater.

A noticable increase in Warblers 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and 1 Garden warbler .

This morning Bob B had his best ringing returns so far - 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow warbler ( 2 ad +2juv )
2 Reed and 2 Sedge warblers, 1 Blackcap and a juv Reed Bunting