Saturday 18 November 2023

Saturday 18th November

Evidence of wildfowl movement offshore early morning with 13 Pintail and a ♂ Red-breasted Merganser into the estuary with a Tufted Duck, 10 Wigeon, and a pair of Red-breasted Merganser south. Also heading south 116 Kittiwake, 47 Dunlin, three Great Northern and three Red-throated Diver.

Counts over high tide included 960 Wigeon, 254 Dark and 44 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 144 Redshank, 102 Teal, 47 Bar-tailed Godwit and two Mediterranean Gull, with a Great Northern Diver close in off Warren Point.

A Siberian Chiffchaff around the Main Pond arrived with at least 11 Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest and two Firecrest also on site. The Cetti's Warbler perched up briefly in brambles beside Back Path and 16 Cirl Bunting were on the Golf Course.

Other Wildlife: The elusive Grey Squirrel was again in the Entrance Bushes, with two Stoat seen darting across dune paths. Offshore a feeding pod of at least three Common Dolphin.

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