Thursday 17 October 2013

Thursday 17th October

Counts from the estuary included 2120 Wigeon, 297 Dunlin, 263 Curlew, 183 Teal, 139 Redshank, 20 Grey Plover, 18 Bar and seven Black-tailed Godwit. Also in the river the Slavonian Grebe and three Mediterranean Gull. Elsewhere a Lesser Whitethroat on the Point was only the second of the year,with other migrants limited to 12 Chiffchaff, four Wheatear, four Blackcap and two Goldcrest. Overhead there were 70+ Meadow Pipit, 45+ alba Wagtail, 40+ Goldfinch, 20 Skylark, eight Chaffinch and two Redpoll, this pulse of vis mig was short and sweet with most of the tallies before 9am.

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