Wednesday 2 November 2016

Wednesday 2nd November

Migration continues late in the autumn at the Warren and two new species for the year were recorded today; a juvenile Spoonbill that flew in off this afternoon before being feeding off Cockwood, and a flock of seven Pochard offshore with 103 Common Scoter and Wigeon. Vismig was also in evidence with the first sizable Wood Pigeon movement, 4910 headed west along with 24 Stock Dove. Also overhead 233 Chaffinch, six Redpoll, three Siskin, two Mistle Thrush and a Redwing.

Elsewhere the Bonaparte's Gull flew over the Dune Ridge into the estuary early afternoon, a Dartford Warbler was in Greenland Lake, two Eider were offshore and counts from the estuary included 792 Wigeon, 555 Teal, 152 Redshank, 102 Brent Geese and 53 Knot.

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