Saturday 12 October 2013

Saturday 12th October 2013

Four Greylag Geese that flew east offshore were the highlight, the conditions strongly suggesting these were birds of wild origin; other wildfowl movement offshore included three Shoveler and several small groups of Brent Geese, Wigeon and Teal through the day. Also offshore 50+ Common Scoter, 30+ Razorbill, 13 Sandwich Tern, three Red-throated Diver and two Mediterranean Gull. Elsewhere the first three Red-breasted Merganser had returned to the estuary,two male Yellowhammer in Greenland Lake were notable, a Jay was on Langstone Rock, light passage overhead included 31 Swallow and five House Martin and the Slavonian Grebe remains in the estuary.

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