Sunday 19 February 2017

Sunday 19th February

The February WeBS count today with low count off just 212 Oystercatcher, 100 Dunlin, 62 Brent Geese, 32 Grey Plover, 27 Knot, 23 Ringed Plover and 11 Bar-tailed Godwit. Elsewhere eight Great-crested Grebe and three Common Scoter were offshore and a Raven was overhead. The selection of WeBS count times before high tide on one of the lowest tides each month has seen a steady decline in WeBS wader totals at the Warren. Overall numbers on the estuary-wide count however are not being influenced by this choice of tide, with c3000 Dunlin reported from the north end of the estuary today.

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