Saturday 18 November 2017

Saturday 18th November

A crisp early winter day with a good mix of expected species. Counts from the estuary included 850 Wigeon, 785 Dunlin, 391 Teal, 160 Dark and 13 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 121 Redshank, 71 Grey Plover, 62 Shelduck, 15 Knot, seven Sanderling, four Greenshank, a Great Northern Diver and the Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere a second Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver were offshore with a female Eider  12 Common Scoter and 12 Great-crested Grebe, the Cetti's Warbler, Jack Snipe and a pair of Shoveler were still at the Main Pond and two Mistle Thrush were overhead.

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