Sunday 7 January 2018
Sunday 7th January
The strong north easterly wind meant both the sea and the bushes were blown out, as a consequence the majority of records came from the estuary. Counts from the hide included 1750 Dunlin, 183 Wigeon, 142 Grey Plover, 117 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 80 Shelduck, 60 Knot, 40 Great Black-backed Gull, 17 Sanderling, five Greenshank and the year's first Lapwing, an increasingly rare visitor to the Warren. Elsewhere the Mistle Thrush was again around Greenland Lake and offsite a Firecrest was near Mount Pleasant.