Sunday 30 October 2022

Sunday 30th October

The bushes were generally blown out in the strong winds and no sign of yesterday's warbler but five Goldcrest and two abietinus type Chiffchaff were present with single Cetti's Warbler and Water Rail at the Main Pond and a Merlin through. 

In the estuary three Curlew Sandpiper and the Ruff with counts including1766 Wigeon, 514 Black-tailed Godwit, 449 Dunlin, 300 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 274 Teal, 222 Redshank, 137 Curlew, 43 Ringed Plover, 39 Shelduck, 35 Common Gull, 33 Turnstone, 27 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Greenshank, seven Sanderling, seven Mediterranean Gull, four presumed Scandinavian Rock Pipit, three Red-breasted Merganser, three Great Crested and a Little Grebe.

Offshore heading south 398 Gannet, 82 Kittiwake, seven Knot and single Grey Plover and Common Scoter.

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