Saturday 5 December 2015

Saturday 5th December

A strong southwest wind increased through the day to exceed 50 mph and during about three hours of seawatching a total of 38 Great Northern Diver was the second highest count ever here; also three diver sp and two Red-throated Diver.  Other counts were 180 Gannet, four Fulmar, eight Common Scoter, a drake Velvet Scoter, which had earlier passed Sidmouth, 52 Kittiwake and 20 auk sp.

In the estuary on a neap high tide, 345 Brent Goose, 43 Shelduck, 379 Wigeon, 134 Teal, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, two Little Egret, four Grey Heron and the Slavonian Grebe.  Of the waders, 15 Ringed Plover, 45 Turnstone and 27 Sanderling were noted; also c.95 Great Black-backed Gull including a few south at sea.

Two Redwing flew over; c.40 Starling in off and a Grey Wagtail again on the seawall.

Mostly blown out, interest in the bushes was a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Treecreeper, four Goldcrest, two Chiffchaff, plus what was thought to be last weekend's Siberian Chiffchaff again; and single-figures of Chaffinch, Bullfinch and Goldfinch.

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