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Bird spotting notes

May 2019

All winter visitors, including Brent Geese, have left us and migrated north.
Canada Goose – a pair on the spartina marsh, west side of Keyhaven river.
Shelduck – 9 spread across the area
Little Egret – 1 on Sturt; 1 at Hurst
Oystercatcher – 19 counted across the area
Ringed Plover – 5 counted at Hurst
Whimbrel – 2 seen and heard calling across the marsh
Black-headed Gull – breeding pairs affected again by very high tides.
Great Black-backed Gull – 1 on Sturt; 1 offshore along the bank
Little, Common & Sandwich Terns seen in the area

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