Sunday 17 November 2013

Sunday 17th November

The Bonaparte's Gull was off Warren Point early afternoon, feeding close in on the estuary side. Counts from the estuary included 1750+ Oystercatcher, 1003 Dunlin, 585 Wigeon, 296 Brent Geese, 268 Teal, 184 Curlew, 154 Redshank, 41 Shelduck, 27 Grey Plover, 24 Bar and three Black-tailed Godwit, eight Knot, five Lapwing, a Pintail and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere a Velvet Scoter was offshore with five Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver, a Cirl Bunting was in Greenland Lake and 13 Redwing and a Fieldfare were overhead.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was in the estuary.

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