Ferry Pool: The Ruff was still at the back of the pool, rather upstaged by the showy summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank. There were also 44 Redshank, 10 Avocets, 7 Teal, 4 Lapwings, and at least 16 Shelduck chicks with their attendant adults. (SR/AH)
On the second Several the Mute Swans have three well grown cygnets that they have kept hidden from us. There were three Little Grebe young with their parents and a much older juvenile on its own.
In the harbour 20+ Common Terns flew up from Tern Island briefly, and 6+ Little Terns were around the island, and offshore 20+ Sandwich Terns, some carrying fish back east. Also one Cuckoo about. (S&SaH)
Medmerry: We saw both adult Black-winged Stilts this afternoon - they were obviously still protecting something because they were chasing everything off. In the breach area we saw 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Turnstone, 6 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and one of the young Avocets, which is now flying. Also there were 3 Buzzards, 1 Reed Bunting and 20+ Whitethroat. (S&SaH)
West Sands - breach: The Common Scoter flock was still off Coastguards at mid-day, probably c.100 birds. A Little Tern was on/over the pool near the breach at Medmerry with Sandwich Terns feeding offshore, and a couple of handsome summer plumaged male Grey Plovers were in with the other waders. (BI)