Offshore single Velvet Scoter and Black-necked Grebe were the first of the year, also present the Long-tailed Duck, 22 Great-crested Grebe, eight Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver. In the estuary counts from the hide included 189 Brent Geese, 186 Wigeon, 137 Teal and 75 Shelduck with three Lapwing, two Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Water Pipit was in front of the hide, a Dartford Warbler was on Warren Point, an adult Mediterranean Gull was offshore and seven Gadwall and two Shoveler were on the Main Pond.
Gadwall - Dave Jewell
Wildlife News: At least two Harbour Porpoise were offshore. This species is becoming regular in the bayin recent months.