Here they are! The WeBS count totals for May. Lots of good birds on site, including a record (for Langford) count of 34 avocets! If you're lucky you might even be able to see a couple of youngsters on the silt lagoon as you stroll up the pubic footpath towards the Beach Hut. It's getting a bit late in the season but the bittern north of the floating bridge is still booming sporadically, hobbies are being seen daily (11 is the highest count to date), lots of fluffy ducklings and gull-lings(?!) are on site and a male garganey has been seen in recent days from the 360 viewing area, so keep an eye out for that too.

Avocet

34

Redshank

7

Greenshank

1

Lapwing

14

Mallard

37

Gadwall

19

Pochard

11

Tufted duck

57

Shelduck

10

Canada goose

33

Greylag goose

73

Grey heron

1

Cormorant

4

Mute swan

8

Great crested grebe

19

Little egret

3

Coot

107

Moorhen

4

Water rail

1

Black headed gull

199

Little grebe

3

Oystercatcher

5

Dunlin

1

Widgeon

1

Teal

3

Ringed plover

6

Common tern

2

Pink footed goose

1

Herring gull

12

Greater black backed gull

1

Whooper swan

1

Bittern

2

Photos taken by Stuart Carlton @StuartCarlton48 - Avocet, black-headed gull and chick, hobby eating a dragonfly.

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