WeBS Counting

15th August 2011 –early rain then sunny spells W3
Morning observations (0800-0845) produced just 20 Sandwich Tern, 11 Common Scoter, 4 Manx Shearwater and 3 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Two Whinchat were the best of the grounded birds, amongst a handful of Wheatear, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Robin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Ruff remains and totals from the monthly WeBS count included 3350 Oystercatcher, 1294 Redshank, 788 Curlew, 330 Turnstone, 257 Cormorant, 146 Sanderling, 100 Ringed Plover, 89 Grey Plover, 89 Dunlin, 55 Lapwing, 14 Golden Plover and 9 Knot.
Square Spot Rustic was new for the year.
Ruff and Swallow.