22nd July 2019

A busier few days with an early Autumn feel, the highlight being three Spoonbills which arrived on 19th, with one still present today. The Dams also held Wood Sandpiper, three Green Sandpipers, seven Curlews and a Snipe on 19th and two Wood Sandpipers, five Green Sandpipers, Black-Tailed Godwit, Common Sandpiper and 36 Lapwing on 20th.Wader activity on the Brigg in recent days has included 11 Knot, 15 Turnstone, five Dunlin, two Sanderling, Whimbrel and Golden Plover.

Spoonbill, Dams (Dan Lombard)

Double-figure counts Common Scoter and Teal have been noted on the seawatch, as well as smaller numbers of Whimbrel (including five South at the Gap on 20th) and two immature Eiders on 19th. Sandwich Terns have also increased with 165 North off the Brigg this morning. Country Park hosted a Mediterranean Gull on 20th and 44 Pied Wagtails the previous evening. 

Pied Wagtails, Country Park (Will Scott)