Sunday 28 January 2018

Sunday 28th January

A Ruff in the Bight was unseasonal, the first winter record since 2002, other waders over high tide included the Avocet, 2210 Dunlin, 113 Grey Plover, 99 Knot, 70 Turnstone, 36 Sanderling, five Greenshank and five Bar-tailed Godwit. Also in the estuary the Slavonian Grebe, 50 Shelduck, 136 Brent Geese, 89 Common and four adult Mediterranean Gull, a Great Northern Diver and a Kingfisher.

Elsewhere the Long-tailed Duck remained off John's Watch with 104 Great-crested Grebe, two Eider, eight Red-throated and four Great Northern Diver also offshore, c90 Linnet were around the hide and the first two Rook of the year were overhead.

Wildlife News: The first Peacock of the year was along the Dune Ridge and the warm weather also brought out several queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee.

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