Saturday, 8 August 2009

SX- 080809

A change of weather to prevailing conditions and a lot of birds which moved into the Thames (Canvey area) yesterday (including juvenile Kentish Plover and 120+ Black Tern) had gone by today.
However still a marked increase in birds from two weeks ago with 50+ Mediterranean Gulls (top two photos), about 10 Little Terns (pic 3) still around, 30+ Common Tern, 15 Sandwich Tern, a marked increase in Turnstone (pic 4) with 150+ in the roost and at least 7 Black Tern (bottom) remaining. Also 4 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 30+ Grey Plover, 1 Golden Plover, 150+ Black-tailed Godwit (Two Tree), 700+ Oystercatcher, 80+ Ringed Plover, 100+ Dunlin, 15 Teal, 1 Peregrine and 5 Yellow Wagtail.

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