We have moved on to 87 species at the pits with three additions in the last fortnight which have included an adult Mediterranean Gull, a Red Kite & our first Chiffchaff.
We witnessed some very territorial behaviour from one of our pair of Oystercatchers. Whilst I witnessed aggressive behaviour many times but this was quite extraordinary so much so it led the death of one of the birds.
Site counts have included :- 14 Wigeon, 4 Shelduck, 18 Gadwall, 70 Teal, 31 Shoveler, 35 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard, 5 Goosander, 1 Red Kite, 3 Raven, 59 Lapwing, 51 Cormorant, 2 Snipe, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1000 Black-headed Gulls, 21 Common Buzzard & a Chiffchaff.
(This weekend 3 pairs of Oystercatcher were recorded at the pits for the first time on Sunday, 2 Chiffchaff were singing by the bottom lagoons and our first Water Rail was recorded in marsh area by the central lagoon)