Sunday 13 March 2016

Sunday 13th March

A Yellowhammer that flew west over the hide was the first of the year and only second ever March record, a Green Woodpecker in the Entrance Bushes was also new for the year. Counts from the estuary included 572 Dunlin, 551 Oystercatcher, 107 Grey Plover, 45 Brent Geese, 35 Redshank, eight Sanderling, five Snipe and a Greenshank. Elsewhere four Shoveler were off the seawall and four Meadow Pipit, two Rook and a Jackdaw were overhead.

Brent Goose - Dave Jewell

Dunlin - Dave Jewell
Wildlife News: The first butterfly of the year was reported - a Peacock.

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