Mute Swan - Group of 9, plus family of 2 adults & 5 juveniles at Yarmouth doing well.
Canada Goose - Large flock regularly dropping in to feed. (69)
Eurasian Wigeon - eclipse male north of Causeway; first of season.
Eurasian Teal (115 - numbers building up!).
Mallard - 5 juveniles by Yarmouth Station.
Little Grebe - including families of 2 & 3 juveniles and 2 & 2 juveniles at Station Pond. (15 including 4 juveniles)
Grey Heron - 2.
Little Egret - 7.
Common Buzzard - 7 soaring together over wood on west side of estuary.
Peregrine Falcon - one over Rofford Marsh.Water Rail - squealing south of Freshwater Causeway.
Oystercatcher (3 - Mill Basin)
Grey Plover - 2. (3) (3)
Northern Lapwing (14)
Dunlin - 1 regular individual feeding at Yarmouth Mill Basin at low tide. (1) (2)
Common Snipe - Station Pool.
Black-tailed Godwit - 100; (100) (94) (92)
Eurasian Whimbrel - 1 at Yarmouth Mill Basin.
Eurasian Curlew - (15) (19)
Common Sandpiper - 3. (3) (1)
Greenshank - (3) (2)
Common Redshank - 34. (35)
Turnstone - 12 feeding amongst seaweed close to Yarmouth bridge.
Great Black-backed Gull
Kingfisher - 1 at Yarmouth Station River. (1 - as previously)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Raven - 3 over estuary calling.
Skylark - Rofford Marsh area.
Swallow - good numbers heading south.
Cetti's Warbler - Calling south of Freshwater Causeway.
Common Whitethroat (2)
Goldcrest - Mill Copse.
Mistle Thrush - 7 flying over.
Spotted Flycatcher - 2 on dead tree south of Freshwater Causeway; 1 Gasworks Lane.
Common Redstart - 1 female in Scrape hedge; 1 female western footpath.
76 species. (Green Sandpiper & Garden Warbler also reported on Tuesday by Derek)
This week has seen lots of evidence of migrants passing through as the migration season heads towards its peak. The bushes have been chockful of Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers & Whitethroats! Where are the Song Thrushes?
Mammals - Rabbit; Red Squirrel ('Squirrel Copse'); 2 south of Squirrel Copse; 1 Mill Copse; Common Pipistrelle; Common Shrew.
Dragonflies - Southern Hawker; Migrant Hawker; Common Darter.
Butterflies - Common Blue; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood; Meadow Brown; Small White; Green-veined White; Holly Blue; Comma.
Hoverflies - Baccha elongata; Episyrphus balteatus; Cheilosia pagana; Eristalis pertinax; E. tenax; E. arbustorum; E. intricaria; Helophilus pendulus; H. trivittatus. (these were basically noted from the bike, mainly on Sea Aster).