09.07.12. Birdlog

09.07.12. Birdlog

A Green Sandpiper and 1,200 Black-tailed Godwits on No 6.

One confident Fox on No 6 tank.

Image by Ian Igglesden.

Observers: Arthur Harrison, John Barber

Image by WSM of No 6 tank evening gull (top left) and godwit roost (centre right).

During the evening smaller numbers of Black-tailed Godwits were coming in and going out to the estuary. 21 Teal, 22 Gadwall and an eclipse male Wigeon, 30 Redshank, 15 Ringed Plover, and 60 Dunlin.

Two Arctic Terns came in from the east and headed straight out to the estuary calling on the way.  1st summer, 2nd summer and adult summer Mediterranean Gull present throughout. A Little Egret joined the 500 strong Black-headed Gulls roosting up on the tank.

1st summer Mediterranean Gull, No 6 tank

2nd summer  Mediterranean Gull, No 6 tank.

Adult summer Mediterranean Gull, No 6 tank.

. Images by Ian Igglesden.

Observers: Ian Igglesden and WSM.