Sunday 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October

Wildfowl in estuary included 568 Wigeon, 231 Teal, 44 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and a Pintail; with wader counts including single Golden Plover and Whimbrel, 333 Curlew, 169 Redshank, 42 Dunlin, 23 Turnstone, 16 Bar and two Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Grey and four Ringed Plover, six Knot, five Greenshank and two Snipe. Also in the estuary three Mediterranean Gull, a Water Rail, a Sandwich Tern, a Kingfisher and the Slavonian Grebe.  

Elsewhere the summer plumaged Red-throated Diver and an Eider were offshore, 120 Linnet, 95 Goldfinch, two Wheatear and a Whinchat were on site and 25 Skylark, three Swallow, three Grey Wagtail and three Siskin were overhead.

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