Tuesday 21 February 2023

Tuesday 21st February

Flat calm conditions saw a winter high 72 Great Crested Grebe off the seawall along with six Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver, 16 Red-breasted Merganser, also a winter peak, and 12 Common Scoter.

Elsewhere a Chiffchaff was in song in the Entrance Bushes, Blue and Great Tit were squabbling over nest boxes and five Shoveler were on the Main Pond. Counts from the estuary included 1,050 Dunlin, 182 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 131 Common Gull, 126 Grey and 19 Ringed Plover, 112 Curlew, 101 Bar-tailed Godwit, 34 Teal, 20 Turnstone and 12 Wigeon.

Blue Tit - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: Few invertebrates about in the dull conditions but that didn't stop another first for the Recording Area being found, a European Chinchbug Ischnodemus sabuleti.

European Chichbug - Alan Keatley

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