Sunday 20 November 2022

Sunday 20th November

The only news received today came from the monthly WeBS count in the estuary, the highlight were 2810 Dunlin, the highest count for several years, clearly a large overnight arrival, 1773 Oystercatcher were also the highest numbers this year. 

Other counts included 650 Wigeon, 228 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (19 juvs), 147 Redshank, 108 Teal, 78 Shelduck, 75 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Grey and 22 Ringed Plover, 40 Knot, 21 Cattle Egret, 15 Sanderling, 10 Greenshank, the Spotted Redshank and a lone Red-breasted Merganser.

Ringed Plover - Lee Collins

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