Friday, 6 December 2013

Friday 6th December

The Warren was birded for the first time this week but it appears nothing much has changed in terms of the birdlife at least. The Bonaparte's Gull was along the beach, the White-fronted Goose was with the Brent Geese and two Velvet Scoter were with 175+ Common Scoter. Counts from the estuary included 235 Curlew, 59 Shelduck, 43 Bar and four Black-tailed Godwit, 19 Ringed Plover and the Slavonian Grebe. Offshore there were 23 Great-crested and a Slavonian Grebe, eight Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver, whilst an Eider was a new arrival, only the third record of the year.

White-fronted Goose © Dave Jewell

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