Saturday 26 November 2016

Saturday 26th November

The first Scaup of the year, an immature female, was in the estuary during the morning before heading off site; other duck news was at sea with two Pochard amongst the 180 strong Common Scoter flock, two Velvet Scoter off the seawall before heading south, an Eider, six Gadwall and nine Pintail. Also offshore five Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver.

Counts from the estuary included three Lapwing, only the second record of the year, 1061 Oystercatcher, 1050 Dunlin, 133 Curlew, 60 Turnstone, 60 Redshank, 18 Bar-tailed Godwit, two Slavonian Grebe and single Greenshank, Snipe and Black-tailed Godwit. Elsewhere a Dartford Warbler was on Warren Point, five Chiffchaff and three Cirl Bunting were on site and a Fieldfare flew over.

Scaup - Alan Keatley

  Eider - Alan Keatley

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