R Caen/Horsey Island, Taw Estuary

Superb birding on high tide tonight. Highlights: 12 wader spp on Horsey Island, including 3 Ruff, 3 Knot, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Turnstone, 20 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwits. With them 45 Little Egrets, 9 Grey Herons, Teal & Kingfisher. At least 10 Med Gulls overhead, incl. c.6 juvs/1st-w feeding on flying ants, 1500+ Black-headed Gulls on main channel of Taw. Gathering of 300 Swaliows, a few Sand Martins and 1 Swift over Braunton/Sherpa marshes and fock of 100+ Goldfinches.

Posted August 18th, 2016 at 10:10 pm by Tim Jones in Bird News