Saturday 2 March 2024

Saturday 2nd March

The immature Peregrine again caused havoc at high tide with most waders elsewhere, counts included 482 Dunlin, 180 Oystercatcher, 155 Curlew, 51 Redshank, 47 Turnstone, 17 Ringed Plover, five Sanderling and four Greenshank. Also in the estuary, 182 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 53 Teal, the nine Eider and a pair of Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere five Shoveler were on the Main Pond, three Buzzard were overhead with a fourth bird in the Entrance Bushes, 12 Great Crested Grebe, a Water Pipit and a moulting Scandinavian Rock Pipit were in the saltmarsh, two Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and a pair of Jackdaw were around the Boathouse. 

Other Wildlife: Despite the sunny weather the cold wild kept insect numbers number but Common and Tapered Dronefly could be found in sheltered areas, where the year's first Common Lizard was also found searching out some warmth. 

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