Friday, 20 December 2013

Friday 20th December

Two Long-tailed Duck were in the estuary with 44 Red-breasted Merganser, other counts included 144 Grey Plover, 76 Shelduck, 43 Knot, 35 Ringed Plover and just three Sanderling. Elsewhere three Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver were offshore with 45 Gannet passing in just 20 minutes mid-afternoon and large numbers of gulls on the beach included three darvic ringed first winter Great Black-backed Gull, two from Portland and one from Northern France.

Great Black-backed Gull (French bird 24N) © Lee Collins

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