Thursday, 28 December 2017
Thursday 28th December
Calm conditions and a return of feeding flocks offshore saw counts of 150 Gannet, a site record 102 Great-crested Grebe, nine Red-throated and seven Great Northern Diver. Counts from the estuary included 160 Grey Plover, 72 Turnstone, 67 Shelduck, 55 Knot, 38 Sanderling, five Greenshank, three Goldeneye, a Great Northern Diver and the Slavonian Grebe. Elsewhere the Long-tailed Duck was offsite further upriver, a Mistle Thrush was on the Golf Course and three Shoveler and a Little Grebe were on the Main Pond.