Sunday, 6 June 2021

Gann this evening

The Black-tailed Godwit flock had somehow risen to 29 this evening (EDIT: 30 @ 9pm!).  On the beach a nice little flock of small waders: 16 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin and a single Sanderling. The Oystercatcher flock numbered 48 but as they were all sat or stood on a grassy island no rings could be read.

We have 2 broods of Shelduck: a pair with 5 young that first appeared on 25th May, all of which are still present and correct, and a second brood with 7 little ones that looked less than 24 hours old.  Fingers and toes crossed: last year just 1 pair fledged 2 young here.