Saturday 16 January 2016

Saturday 16th January

A drake Velvet Scoter offshore was the first of the year, also offshore 13 Red-throated and 11 Great Northern Diver, 34 Great-crested Grebe and 20 Common Scoter. Counts from the estuary included 955 Oystercatcher, 760 Dunlin, 156 Grey Plover, 112 Bar-tailed Godwit, 98 Brent Geese, 76 Knot, 67 Teal, 25 Ringed Plover, three Greenshank, three Mediterranean Gull and the resident Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere a Firecrest and a Coal Tit were in the Entrance Bushes and the pair of Gadwall remained on the Main Pond.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was offshore.

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