Counts from the estuary included 930 Dunlin, 829 Wigeon, 295 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent, 160 Bar-tailed Godwit, 121 Knot, 119 Grey Plover, 71 Shelduck, 21 Sanderling, two Pintail and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere a Firecrest was in Dead Dolphin Wood, a Great Northern Diver and female Eider were offshore and the Scandinavian Rock Pipit was on the seawall.
Dark-bellied Brent Geese - Alan Keatley
Around 15% of the flock this autumn are juveniles, a welcome sign of a good breeding season.
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