Greater Sandplover Kazakhstan May 2017

01 May, 2014

Morning sightings from the patch today include,
Bar-tailed Godwit – 15 E
Dunlin – 2 W
Whimbrel – 3 W
Oystercatcher 18 W
Ringed Plover – 2 Fields
Lapwing – 3 Fields
Med Gull – 7 E
Black Tern – 2 E
Sandwich Tern – 4 E
Swallow – 7+ in-off
Gannet – 36 around fishing boats, plus others
G.C. Grebe – 6 OS
Scoter – 30 E
Little Egret – 1 on beach
Wheatear – 1 Horse Paddocks
Whitethroat – 14+ various
Lesser Whitethroat -1 1st Wood
Sedge Warbler -1 1st Wood/GC
Reed Warbler - 4 1st Wood/GC
 
Kumlein’s Gull near Arun mouth at 12.30
 
Afternoon visit to the patch produced a White Wagtail in the horse paddock, 2-3 Whinchat in the vegetated shingle on West Beach along with 11 Wheatear, and offshore with:
Fulmar - 1w
Whimbrel - 11w
Common Scoter - 27e
Med Gull - 3e
Brent Geese - 2e
Great-crested Grebe - 1os
Gannet - 8w 1e
Common Tern - 4w
Commic Tern - 3e
Swallow - 7n