Thursday, 31 October 2019

Thursday 31st October

A noticeable increase in waders and wildfowl overnight, with small flocks of Wigeon, Teal and Dunlin continuing to arrive during the morning. The first five Greylag Geese of the year were on Finger Point over high tide, presumably part of this movement, rather than more local birds. Counts from the estuary included 830 Dunlin, 330 Dark-bellied and four Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 77 Grey Plover, 14 Sanderling, seven Pintail, three Greenshank, a female Shoveler, a Whimbrel, a Kingfisher, and the Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere a record 12 Cirl Bunting were on site, two Lapwing and a late Wheatear were on the Golf Course, a Merlin was on Warren Point, a Firecrest was in the Entrance Bushes and a Red-throated Diver and an Eider were offshore.

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