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Oystercatcher pair about

A pair of oystercatchers are appearing regularly at the Sand martin hide and the old Tundra pen on the corner. They have nested at both sites in previous years so this may be that same pair. Kingfishers have been using the perch in front of the Sand martin hide as well as using the Arun Riverlife nesting bank. Is it the same pair or are their two?

Lots of common gull and Mediterranean gulls around and a few black backed gulls in the mix this week. The great egret was still around last weekend but hasn’t been spotted for a few days.Lapwing have been sighted daily on the wet grassland from the Ramsar hide.

Wed 30 March

Scrape hide:15 Canada geese, 4 greylag geese, 2 shelducks, 3 pochards, 6 shoveler, 5 mallards, 4 tufted ducks, 12 black-headed gulls 1 coot, 2 moorhens, 1 Cetti’s warbler, 1 teal, 1 snipe, 1 wren.

Arun Riverlife: 4 pochard, 1 kingfisher

Pelican Cove: 2 pochard

Wetland Discovery: 1 pochard

Ramsar and Sand martin hide: 1 pochard, 12 Mediterranean gulls, 1 oystercatcher, 1 black-backed gull, 2 lapwing, 7 teal, 1 cormorant

Old Tundra pen: 2 oystercatchers

Lapwing hide: 1 lapwing

Tues 29 March

Ramsar & Sand martin hide: 10 mallards, 2 oystercatchers, 23 Canada geese, 22 black-headed gulls, 2 black-backed gull, 3 common gulls, 1 mute swan, 2 greylag geese, 14 shoveller, 1 shelduck, 2 moorhens, 2 coots, 1 tufted duck, 1 lapwing

Scrape hide: 1 pochard

Arun Riverlife: 1 lapwing, 1 kingfisher

Mon 28 March

Lapwing hide: 1 lapwing mobbing a crow, 3 mallards, 3 pheasants, 2 wood pigeon, 3 Canada geese, 2 greylag geese, 1 snipe

Sand Martin hide: 2 oystercatchers, 1 kingfisher

Scrape: 1 lapwing

Reedbed: 1 kingfisher

Arun Riverlife: 10 pochard, 1 kingfisher

Ramsar hide: 3 grey heron, 1 lapwing, 2 pochards

Sun 27 March

Wetland Discovery: 9 mallards, 1 pochard, 1 coot, 7 Canada geese, 2 black-headed gulls, 4 tufted ducks, 1 pheasant, I Cetti’s warbler, 1 chiff chaff

Arun Riverlife: 8 pochards, 1 lapwing

Sand martin hide: 2 oystercatchers, 2 kingfishers

Ramsar hide: 2 lapwings, 2 lesser black-backed gull

Offham hangar: 1 peregrine

Scrape hide: 5 pochard

Sat 26 March

Arun Riverlife: 2 mute swans, 18 mallards, 4 Canada geese, 2 greylag geese, 4 pochard, 11 tufted ducks, 19 black-headed gulls, 2 gadwall, 2 shoveler, 2 moorhen, 2 coots, 2 lapwing, 2 kingfishers

Pelican Cove: 2 oystercatchers

Lapwing hide: 3 lapwings (2 male one female)

Ramsar and Sand martin hides: 2 lapwing displaying, 1 great white egret, 20 Mediterranean gulls, 100 common gulls, 2 kingfishers on perch

Offham hangar: 1 goshawk