Thursday 25 October 2018

Thursday 25th October

Migration continued overhead with 2025 Wood Pigeon, 160 Goldfinch, 58 Jackdaw, 53 Stock Dove, 25 Skylark, 23 Siskin, 22 Chaffinch and a late Swallow. On site highlights included a Tawny Owl behind the Crocus Compound and the Merlin around the Bight.

Merlin - Lee Collins

Elsewhere a high site count of 24 Greenshank were in the estuary with 290 Dunlin, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Grey Plover, six Red-breasted Merganser, two Pale-bellied Brent Geese and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere two Eider and 12 Common Scoter were offshore.

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