Sunday 5 December 2021

Sunday 5th December

Yesterday's highlights remained with the juvenile Spoonbill again roosting on Finger Point over high tide, the two Black-necked Grebe off Cockwood, an increase to five Siberian Chiffchaff, a site record, and the lone Avocet on Warren Point although badly injured. A new arrival was a brief Egyptian Goose on Bull Hill. 

Counts from the estuary included 1300 Dunlin, 1002 Oystercatcher644 Teal605 Wigeon132 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit126 Grey and 39 Ringed Plover, 117 Redshank86 Shelduck, 66 Knot64 Turnstone, 16 Greenshank and seven Sanderling.

Other records included 18 Red-breasted Merganserthree Goldeneye, six Great-crested and a Little Grebe off Cockwood, five Chiffchaff and two intergrades in the bushes, 39 Great-crested Grebe, three Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver offshore and 448 Dark and the Pale-bellied Brent Geese on the beach at low tide.

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