|migrating Mediterranean Gulls|
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
The clear highlight of the morning was a Crossbill - although I somehow managed to not clap eyes on it, the bird was calling clearly as it headed west over the seaward Plantation. Most of the 29 Mediterranean Gulls - which included 10 juveniles - were actively moving, as were a few Black-headed Gulls. A Ringed Plover heard calling along the beach was my first in a while and singles of Curlew and Oystercatcher represented the rest of the waders noted. Offshore, 38 Sandwich Terns mostly moved east, as did three Common Terns. Eight Gannets flew past and three Little Egrets were along the shore. Other birds noted included a Sparrowhawk, 15 Swifts and a Pied Wagtail.