Monday 18 November 2013

Monday 18th November

The immature White-fronted Goose that had been on Orcombe Point since mid October has moved to the estuary and found the Brent Geese. It made a welcome appearance at the Warren today close in front of the hide at high tide before moving to feed on the Golf Course fairways with around 25 Brent. This was thought to be the first of the year but it turns out two were seen but not reported last week, presumably two new birds? Any details gratefully received.

Counts from the estuary included 64 Grey Plover, 40 Shelduck, 27 Ringed Plover, 22 Turnstone, 12 Knot, eight Sanderling and six Lapwing, whilst overhead there were six Siskin, two Fieldfare, a Mistle Thrush and a Redwing. Elsewhere on site the Bonaparte's Gull remained along the beach early morning at least with a Velvet Scoter again distantly offshore with five Red-throated Diver.

White-fronted Goose with Brent © Ivan Lakin

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