For the third day running hundreds of swifts, swallows and martins could be seen over all the reserve’s main pits. Sadly there was no sign of a red-rumped swallow that was seen briefly over New Diggings yesterday evening. Common sandpipers, little ringed and grey plovers were on Burrowes pit and black and bar-tailed godwits, whimbrel and greenshank could be found around the site. A drake garganey was on Burrowes pit this morning and two more males and a female were on Denge Marsh. There were at least five hobbies around the site.
Archive for May 6th, 2012
Perhaps not as many birds on the new saltmarsh today but the quality has not decreased. The kentish plover was still present, as was the Temminck’s stint, one or two little stint , at least one curlew sandpiper and a little ringed plover. Elsewhere on the reserve a peregrine was seen early on, at least 10 little tern and six wheatear were on Flat Beach mid-morning, and a turtle dove was sitting on the telephone wires just south of the Narrow Pits around noon.
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