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Bird spotting notes
Just a few notes from a recent visit.
It’s pretty quiet at the moment. Summer breeding almost over; waiting for the first early migrants to appear.
Considerable disturbance from increased visitor numbers, kite surfers, paddleboards, etc.
Shelduck – 11 counted on the marsh
Heron – 1 on Sturt Pond
Little Egret – 1 on Sturt Pond
Oystercatcher – 12 counted but probably more across the marsh
Curlew – 1 on the marsh; probably a non-breeder.
Great Black-Backed Gull – 2 seen
Common and Little Terns feeding along the shoreline and in the river
Swift – a small group of 13 heading south, spread out and following the line of the bank
Wheatear – 1 juvenile at Hurst, feeding and preparing to head across the channel
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