Orcombe Point - 0730 - 7 collared dove, juv white-fronted goose, c20+ skylark, c10+ meadow pipit, 1 snipe, 1 grey wagtail, 26+ great black-backed gull and 2 lesser black-backed gull.

Mudbank - 5 great crested grebe, 7+ sandwich tern, 1 ad wint roseate tern still, 33+ turnstone, 1 whimbrel, 4 grey plover, 1 black-tailed godwit, 1 pale-bellied brent goose and 140+ pintail with c1000+ wigeon and c1000+ brent goose. Also 1 ad mediterranean gull.

The roseate tern flew in at about 11am and showed well, if a little distantly, patrolling up and down the river. The white-front was still in the stubble and kale field at the top of Gore Lane first light but I couldn't see it on a brief afternoon visit.

Posted October 20th, 2013 at 5:42 pm by Matt Knott in Bird News