Thursday 23 November 2017

Thursday 23rd November

The first visitors since the weekend saw five Great Northern Diver fly south early morning but there was surprisingly little else moving after yesterday's weather. There were few new arrivals in the estuary but a female Goldeneye was the first of the winter. Counts from the hide included 840 Wigeon, 800 Dunlin, 347 Dark and 29 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 186 Teal, 107 Grey Plover, 65 Shelduck, 54 Common Gull, 18 Knot, five Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe.

Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler remains at the Main Pond with two Chiffchaff, a Kingfisher and a Snipe.

Wildlife News: At least three Common Darter remain on the wing with a Common Banded Hoverfly Syrphus ribesii and a Honey Bee nectaring on flowering Gorse.

Syrphus ribesii - Alan Keatley

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