Tuesday 24 January 2023

Tuesday 24th January

The cold weather continues with Curlew numbers rising to 304, but other counts remained stable with 125 Bar-tailed Godwit, 110 Grey Plover, 102 Redshank and 79 Knot with single Greenshank and Sandwich Tern on Finger Point.

Curlew B/BOB - Dean Hall

Elsewhere the year's first Coal Tit was in the Entrance Bushes, 15 Great Crested Grebe were offshore, the female Shoveler was on the Main Pond, and feeding around the frozen floods of the Back Meadow and Greenland Lake, nine Snipe, three Chiffchaff and single Redwing and Grey Wagtail.

Chiffchaff - Alan Keatley

Ringing News: A ringed Curlew in the Bight was one trapped by the Devon & Cornwall Wader Ringing Group at Exminster Marshes in February 2020.  

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was hauled out on the barge in the estuary. 

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