At the Stilt Pool, the family of four young Avocets crossed the track and disappeared away into the main reserve this morning. Also there was a Common Samndpiper on the flood rife towards Earnley Concourse. (GT)
On the West Sands-breach side there was a great deal of activity with the contractors and their machinery, but rather little bird-wise; a short visit produced no waders except 3 Ringed Plovers, plus 2 Little and 3 Sandwich Terns loafing, though perhaps the general disturbance was not helpful. Fifty Black-headed Gulls and 6 Little Egrets were voraciously catching fish fry in the shallows (OM).
There was a lot of tern activity in the harbour, with 20 + Sandwich and Common Terns about. One of the three or four newly fledged Sandwich Terns was being fed by its parents and flying around trying to catch its own fish without success. (S&SaH/AH)