Harbour Update – posted 28/09/17

There was a good arrival of Firecrest with birds seen at Knoll Beach, Greenland’s Farm and South Haven. In Middlebere the Stilt Sandpiper was still feeding in the top of the channel with 3 Ruff also present (rare here), 21 Spoonbill, 1 Osprey, 1 Marsh Harrier and 300+ each of Avocet and Black-tailed Godwit. A Great White Egret was in Brands Bay. In Holes Bay a Little Stint was feeding on the low tide (also rare here) with 1 Spoonbill, 409 Black-tailed Godwit, 41 Little Egret and 40 Dunlin. At Lytchett Fields there were 4 Little Stint, 2 Ruff, 1 Marsh Harrier 1 Wheatear and the normal good spread of common waders. Migration through Ballard again was pretty slow with just 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Redstart and 16 Meadow Pipit ringed. 

Common Redstart – Ballard Down – Olly Slessor

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