Saturday 14 December 2013

Saturday 14th December

The Bonaparte's Gull remains on site feeding in the estuary with Black-headed Gull mid morning,also in the estuary 1350 Dunlin, 149 Curlew, 132 Grey Plover, 54 Bar-tailed Godwit, 46 Shelduck, 40 Knot, 20 Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Water Pipit was in front of the hide, two Stock Dove were in the Railway Saltmarsh and two Red-throated Diver were offshore.

Ringing News: A colour ringed Curlew first seen here in September was again present today in the Bight and the full details show it is a female ringed on the nest in Elte county, Steinfurt, western Germany in May 2009 and has returned there to breed each year since.

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