The Hoopoe was occasionally showing well around the Entrance Bushes but appears to spend the majority of time unseen in gardens off site. The first Firecrest of the autumn was in a lone Sycamore along the dune ridge briefly with 10 Goldcrest and at least four Chiffchaff on site. Counts fromthe estuary included 683 Wigeon, 277 Brent Geese, 215+ Black and 144 Bar-tailed Godwit, 64 Grey and 29 Ringed Plover, 26 Shelduck, 22+ Turnstone, 18 Sanderling, 16 Knot, four Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Water Pipit was in front of the hide, overhead there was a light passage of Skylark along with single Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush and offshore there were three Great Northern Diver and the first Goldeneye of the winter, a smart drake.
Peregrine - Lee Collins
Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was off the seawall and a Weasel showed well hunting along the edge of the Golf Course.