A Little Stint was present late morning, amongst the Dunlins and then at the back. (GK)
North Wall: One Common Sandpiper was on the Breach Pool (someone said two but I couldn't find the second) and a Common Tern was fishing there. A single Yellow-legged Gull was seen from the sluice (and plenty of thick-lipped Grey Mullet were feeding at the base of the sluice!) (BI).
Church Norton: This evening there were three Whimbrel in the harbour, along with 30+ Curlews and at least a dozen Sandwich Terns. (AH)
But of other interest was a nice male Red-veined Darter by the open end of the ditch as you walk from the Earnley carpark at 1740 this afternoon. Lots of Black-tailed Skimmers over the pools and a couple of Emperors too - one of which snatched a Peacock (butterfly of course!!) out of the sky. Lots of Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damsels around also. (AB)
Dorian and I were shocked this morning to find the hide at Church Norton severely damaged by vandals .They have kicked out several of the timbers on the west and east side causing considerable damaged to the overlapping boards. It looks as if they have been “smoking” as there are signs of papers and old lighter and other bits of rubbish etc in and around the hide. As it is stands at the moment it is going to take a lot of effort to sort this out and to repair the damage. It is going to be difficult as the damage will definitely let in the rain and wind causing the hide to be next to useless. We need to sort this out before carrying on with the proposed roof repairs. Very upset and disheartened (BFF/DM).
Let's keep our eyes and ears open......any info please to the Police or if not to OM/AH and we'll forward it.