Saturday 16 November 2019

Saturday 16th November

A cold early winter day saw a good total of 75 species recorded through the day. Counts from the estuary included 1260 Dunlin, 510 Wigeon, 367 Dark and three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 219 Redshank, 142 Bar-tailed Godwit, 116 Grey Plover, 94 Knot, 82 Teal, 77 Turnstone, eight Lapwing, five Greenshank, a Kingfisher and the Slavonian Grebe.

 Dunlin, Knot & Grey Plover - Dave Jewell

Dunlin - Dave Jewell

Elsewhere two Eider, three Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver were offshore. Six Goldcrest, five Cirl Bunting, two Chiffchaff and two Firecrest were on site and a Shoveler was at the Main Pond.

Cirl Bunting - Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: At least four Common Darter remain at the Main Pond, including a pair ovipositing. Two Red Admiral were also still on the wing.

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