Green-winged Teal


A drake Green-winged Teal arrived on site today, this species had almost become annual in recent years but we've had a couple of years without one. A drake Garganey was also seen as well as two drake Shoveler, a few drake Gadwall, pairs of Tufted Ducks, nesting Avocets -35 in total, 5 nests, nesting Little-ringed Plover and Crane, 2 male and female Lapwing, 31 Greylag.

South Lake

2cy Mediterranean Gull, 2cy Little Gull, 48 Black-tailed Godwit, one of the 3 Oystercatcher chicks has left the hide rooftop and is on the causeway, 45 Avocet, 19 nests, 13 at (North end), 2 pairs of Teal, Gadwall, Kingfisher, Coot, Tufted Duck, Cormorant + the Black-headed Gull colony plus a Whitethroat singing.

Middle Point

38 Ringed Plover, a breeding plumage Golden Plover, 18 Dunlin, a breeding plumage Sanderling, 8 Curlew and Oystercatcher on the mud flats to North, Peregrine to South.

Summer Walkway/Tack Piece

2 Golden Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtail,7 Avocet, pair of Shoveler, drake Pintail + Shelduck, Gadwall and Pied Wagtails.

Estuary Tower

11 Lapwing across the Dumbles (Upper and Lower), three pairs of Oystercatcher, Crane, 28 Avocet.

Cuckoo singing and audible from here.


Influx, at least six here today, a minimum of five drakes but they can be mobile, sightings as follows- Drake Rushy. drake South Lake drake Bottom New Piece, a pair flew from Bottom New Piece to Top New Piece and back. Three drakes Top New Piece and a drake Duck Decoy