Friday 8 December 2023

Friday 8th December

Just the two Gannet passed in an hour's watch from the seawall early morning, along with two Great Northern Diver and a Mediterranean Gull. However yesterday's weather had dropped in a foraging adult Little Gull and a Grey Phalarope, which flew SW before landing on sea at 08:15. 

An adult Spoonbill was a new arrival, feeding in the Bight on the rising tide before roosting on Finger Point. Counts from the high tide included 1244 Dunlin, 961 Wigeon, 208 Teal, 151 Grey and 31 Ringed Plover, 134 Bar-tailed Godwit, 61 Knot, 18 Sanderling, seven Greenshank and three Red-breasted Merganser. At low tide, 338 Dark and five Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 73 Shelduck were feeding on the mudflats.

Elsewhere seven Eider and two Great Northern Diver were off Warren Point, a Water Pipit was around the Bight, a Mistle Thrush flew low SW over the shops with five Chiffchaff and three Goldcrest in the bushes.

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