Counts from the estuary on the morning tide included 1166 Wigeon, 329 Brent Geese, 306 Curlew, 150+ Redshank, 106+ Great Black-backed Gull, 74 Teal, 62 Common Gull, just 30+ Dunlin, 11 Mediterranean Gull, three Greenshank, a Shoveler, the Slavonian Grebe and the Black Brant. Elsewhere a Short-eared Owl was on Warren Point, a Merlin flew through Greenland Lake and 100+ Redwing flew east ahead of the rain. A short seawatch after the rain produced half a dozen Gannet and Kittiwake and a late Storm Petrel, only the second November record for the Warren.
The Great Black-backed Gull JA700 (ringed as a chick on the island
of Odd in southern Norway in July 2008) is presumably back for another winter.