Saturday, 19 September 2015

Saturday 19th September

The Bonaparte's Gull remained along the beach but other species remain on the move with wader numbers starting to decline before the wintering flocks arrive. Counts from the estuary included 127 Dunlin, 63 Ringed Plover, 23 Sanderling and 18 Knot. Also in the estuary 530+ Wigeon, 60 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose. Elsewhere 40 Goldfinch, 10 Siskin, eight Jackdaw and a Tree Pipit were overhead with 20 Chiffchaff on site with nine Blackcap, three Whitethroat, two Wheatear, two Jay and singles of Nuthatch, Coal Tit, Reed and Willow Warbler.

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