Saturday 4 December 2021

Saturday 4th December

A juvenile Spoonbill roosted on Finger Point over the high tide, with counts of  864 Teal, 552 Wigeon, 290 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 187 Black and 135 Bar-tailed Godwit, 125 Grey and 29 Ringed Plover, 118 Curlew, 118 Redshank, 78 Knot, 67 Shelduck, 64 Turnstone, 12 Sanderling, three Greenshank and a Pintail. Also in the estuary the two Black-necked Grebe, at least 10 Red-Breasted Merganser and two female) Goldeneye, all feeding on shoals of whitebait in the shallows.

Black-necked Grebe - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere three Siberian Chiffchaff were in the bushes with another that looked the part but its call was a typical Chiffchaff, a Mistle Thrush, four Chiffchaff and three Goldcrest; six Great-crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and two Shoveler and two Water Rail were on the Main Pond. 

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