Thursday 15 August 2019

Limited observers = Little

Little gull 1 - adult feeding on seawall end of No.2 outflow, just before high

Mediterranean gulls - high water roost not checked. 2 adult and 3 juvenile along sea wall and outflows. Later 5 adult near wooden jetty.

Tuesday - Grey Partridge - return or one off?

Middleton Nature Reserve - mid afternoon (MD)
Grey Partridge - one accidently flushed near the SE corner of golf club. First record for a number of years from here, where it used to be seen regularly. There have also been at least two pheasant broods this year, perhaps (hopefully) the restriction of access to the central and western marshes is encouraging ground nesting species again.

Little grebe - 5 on "no swimming" pond. 2 adult, 2 chicks and 1 juvenile.

Wheatear 1 - Ocean Edge foreshore
Little gull 1 - north past harbour mouth
Rock Pipit 1 - near Lighthouse

Mediterranean gulls - 54 on high tide roost (PM), but only 5 turned up to feed on beach near jetty when it became exposed. Presumably more arrived later.