Over the 2010/11 winter I made regular counts of Turnstones between Hastings harbour and Bexhill, by walking along the seafront. I didn’t do this last winter, but recently suspected there were less around, so I did a count today.
Last time, the counts were around 200, in fact 208 on Nov 10 2010 and 235 on Nov 24. Today there were just 60, of which half were in the Glyne Gap area; there were 10 around the fishing boats at Hastings, and just 11 off Bexhill. This seems a worrying reduction and I will repeat the count later on to see if it’s consistent.