16 May 2016

Avocet on CWP 74 scrape. Viewed from Twitchers Gate (still present at 7.40pm).  Also male Ruff ( black on body and a brown head and ruff area. This is not the same bird as the one present on 11th May which had a striking orange head).   Also Arctic tern, Garganey,  2 Redshank, 2 Lapwing, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew.  2 Shelduck, Gadwall, 6 male Red-crested Pochard, male Wigeon, several pairs of Greylag with broods.   Little Grebe,  Buzzard. 1 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 adult Great Black-backed Gull, 20+ Common Tern, 3 Cuckoo (2 m, 1 f), 1 Nightingale.  Martin Adlam.    Malcolm Royal.  John Grearson, Ken Cypher, John Durell, Richard Vernon.  Jon Mercer.

Eysey:   3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Common Sandpiper.    Ken Cypher, John Durell.

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