I opened the shutters and the first thing I saw was a dead common tern right in front of the hide - the seniors didn't mention this!
|dead juvenile common tern|
|This black-headed gull had been dead a while|
|freshly dead juvenile black-headed gull|
Birds of note that were still alive were five....yes five pochard! A good August record, also some coots and grebes (thanks dudes!) and this rather nice juvvy dunlin
and this smart male linnet.
About 500 common gulls were on the beach at dusk with 22 sanderling.