Saturday 17 December 2016

Saturday 17th December

Three Velvet Scoter flew into the bay mid afternoon, also offshore just 28 Common Scoter, a good count of 25 Red-throated Diver, a drake Gadwall and a Great Northern Diver. Counts from the estuary included 165 Grey Plover, 138 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 127 Bar-tailed Godwit, 120 Knot, 22 Ringed Plover, 22 Sanderling, 14 Greenshank and the two Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere a Siberian Chiffchaff was in the Entrance Bushes, a fem/imm Black Redstart was on Langstone Rock, the Dartford Warbler was on Warren Point, an adult Mediterranean Gull flew south and two Snipe and a Shoveler were on the Main Pond.

Black Redstart - Dave Jewell

Wildlife News: A pod of 20 Common Dolphin were off the seawall early morning, only the third site record.

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