Also there were two Little Ringed Plovers, 36 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Lapwing, three Avocets and the four juvenile Shelducks on the pool, a Common Sandpiper in the channel opposite and a couple of Blackcaps in the adjacent bushes. (AH/OM/BFF/BAEM)
Gannet - 12E, 2W
Common Scoter - 2W
Mediterranean Gull - 11W
Sandwich Tern - 3E, 12W
Common Tern - 1W
North Wall: The Ruff was present on the Breech Pool first thing (see above!), and the Spotted Redshank was also still there, plus three Greenshank and a few Black-tailed Godwits, with two Common Terns dropping in to feed. A Common Sandpiper and a Whimbrel were in White's Creek and another six Greenshank and two Yellow-legged Gulls were out in the harbour.. (OM/BFF/BAEM/JDW/PB)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - There were several Reed Warblers and Whitethroats singing and flitting along the ditches and banks, plus the usual Yellowhammers, Linnets, Skylarks and one or two Reed Buntings, whilst on the creek by the poplars there were two Greenshank, two Whimbrel and a dozen Dunlin.
For the first time in a long time there were no Avocets on the Stilt Pool, though still one or two were out on the reserve, but there were still half a dozen Little Ringed Plovers, including the two tiny chicks, a Ringed Plover and three Common Sandpipers present. Also, the Tufted Duckling was still among its adopted Mallard family and c100 Sand Martins and c50 Swallows were feeding overhead. (AH)
Monday, 17th July: A cool and grey start, beneath a blustery north-easterly, gradually gave way to a warm and sunny, if breezy day.....