Saturday 28 November 2015

Saturday 28th November

A vocal Siberian Chiffchaff was a new arrival in the Entrance Bushes, where two Firecrest and a Treecreeper were also amongst the resident tit flocks. Other arrivals were in the estuary where Dunlin numbers have risen to c1300, other counts included 366 Wigeon, 290 Teal, 247 Brent Geese, 161 Redshank, 119 Curlew, 109 Grey Plover, 50 Shelduck, 36 Bar-tailed Godwit, 36 Turnstone and 26 Knot. Also in the estuary a good count of 19 Greenshank, four Red-breasted Merganser, a Shoveler and the Bonaparte's Gull.

Elsewhere a Short-eared Owl was on Warren Point, the Water Pipit was in front of the hide, four Cirl Bunting were in the Buffer Zone and three Red-throated Diver and 15 Great-crested Grebe were offshore.

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