Saturday, 12 October 2013
Saturday 12th October 2013
Four Greylag Geese that flew east offshore were the highlight, the conditions strongly suggesting these were birds of wild origin; other wildfowl movement offshore included three Shoveler and several small groups of Brent Geese, Wigeon and Teal through the day. Also offshore 50+ Common Scoter, 30+ Razorbill, 13 Sandwich Tern, three Red-throated Diver and two Mediterranean Gull. Elsewhere the first three Red-breasted Merganser had returned to the estuary,two male Yellowhammer in Greenland Lake were notable, a Jay was on Langstone Rock, light passage overhead included 31 Swallow and five House Martin and the Slavonian Grebe remains in the estuary.