Sunday 17 March 2013

Sunday 17th March 2013

Overhead there was a record spring passage of Chaffinch with 1750 heading NE between 9.20 and 10.40, with them at least three Brambling but they were mostly too high to check through, also overhead 412 Starling, 20+ Meadow Pipit, three Jackdaw and two Grey Wagtail. Counts from the estuary included 650 Dunlin, 120+ Brent Geese, 98 Grey Plover, 56 Teal, 45+ Redshank, 28 Sanderling, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere  20+ Common Scoter, a Tufted Duck and at least three Red-throated Diver were offshore, three Sandwich Tern flew north over the Dune Ridge and four Wheatear were in Greenland Lake.

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