Saturday 28 January 2023

Saturday 28th January

In the estuary two paragliders illegally flushed the birds both before and during high tide, those flushed included 1,340 Dunlin, 216 Teal, 188 Bar-tailed Godwit, 166 Grey Plover, 108 Knot, 67 Shelduck, 52 Snipe, 47 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 30 Ringed Plover, 29 Sanderling, 10 Wigeon, four Greenshank, three Avocet and the two Spoonbill.

Two immature male Eider were offshore with 34 Great Crested Grebe, seven Razorbill, five Red-breasted Merganser, five Common Scoter and three Red-throated Diver. Elsewhere three Water Rail and two Shoveler were at the Main Pond, two Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff and a Redwing were in the bushes and a Cetti's Warbler was again the Buffer Zone.

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