Thursday 4 October 2018

Thursday 4th October

Two immature Black-throated Diver were close in off the seawall mid morning. They drifted further out during the day but were still present at dusk. Also offshore two Eider and 15 Common Scoter. On a neap tide wader numbers counts were low but included 174 Redshank, 51 Ringed Plover, 22 Dunlin, six Sanderling, three Greenshank and a Grey Plover. Also in the estuary 390 Wigeon, 347 Teal, nine Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, a Little Grebe was with the Slavonian Grebe, 14 Sandwich Tern and an Osprey mid afternoon.

Elsewhere two Goldcrest, 15 Chiffchaff and six Blackcap were in the bushes, 48 Meadow Pipit, three Swallow and a Siskin flew over and 160 Linnet, 120 Goldfinch and five Cirl Bunting were feeding on site.

Ringing News: An impressive 84 colour-ringed Oystercatcher were recorded including four from a recent mistnetting session. More information on this project can be found at

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