Wednesday 19 February 2014

Wednesday 19th February

The welcome spell of calm dry weather produced another great day at the Warren with an almost full house of this winter's scarcities. Offshore the Bonaparte's Gull was again hanging around the beach, the Red-necked Grebe and Long-tailed Duck were off Warren Point and also present at least nine Great Northern and six Red-throated Diver, 15+ Great-crested and a Slavonian Grebe, 32 Common and four Velvet Scoter and last but not least the two female Eider. Counts from the estuary included 350+ Brent Geese, 200+ Black and 23 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Sanderling, 10 Shelduck, nine Wigeon, three Greenshank, the resident Slavonian Grebe and the Black Brant. Elsewhere 128 Common and two Mediterranean Gull were in the Railway Saltmarsh and a site record seven Little Grebe were on the Main Pond.

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