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Highlights today on the monthly WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey) included black-necked grebe on Long Pit, starting to show its summer plumage, red-breasted merganser on Harbour Farm, 65 avocet on the Beach Reserve and Harbour Farm and male wheatear near the red-roofed hut. In addition, at least 91 Sandwich tern were present, mainly on Flat Beach but with a fews roosting with around 100 oystercatcher and 35 golden plover on Ternery Pool, and a willow warbler was heard singing on Camber Golf course early in the morning. The warmer conditions are also starting encourage the insects, with small tortoiseshell and buff-tailed bumblebee on Harbour Farm and common green shieldbug at Lime Kiln Cottage.

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