North Wall area: Goldfinches flocking up along Church Lane. A new Robin family at Welbourne and 2 calling Blackcaps at the same location. The second brood of Swallows at Welbourne have fledged and 5 young were being fed on a ledge behind the old sluice gate. At the Breach Pool there were 2 Curlew and 2 Lapwing on a thin ribbon of mud. Oh for more muddy margins!. For several years 5 White Geese have frequented the Pool but they are now down to one. Lots of Little Egret activity at Owl Copse, I counted 7 flying juveniles. All the fields have had a hay cut. (JW)
North Wall: 20 Sand Martins hawking over the pools, a single Yellow-legged Gull roosting nearby in the harbour and around 120 Curlew. Autumn is slowly on the way! (BFF/DIS/DM).
Medmerry: West Sands to the new breach entrance...19 Grey Plover, 39 Dunlin and 2 Little Ringed Plovers. Hunting over the new salt marsh was a 1st sum Hobby (BFF/DIS/DM)
Only saw the male stilt tonight but still in the same area. Up to 50 Sand Martins and a few Swallows over, plus 5 Yellowhammers, 4 Reed Warblers and 1 Reed Bunting. Also the Little Owl was at Marsh Farm. (S&SaH)
At Porthole Farm there were half a dozen Yellowhammers (including at least one juvenile), 4 young Goldfinches, 4 Stock Doves, 6 Linnets and a couple of families of Whitethroats, plus a few Sand Martins and Swallows over. (AH)