Wednesday 30 October 2019

Wednesday 30th October

The Recording Area's 19th Hoopoe, the first since 2016, was seen briefly around the Buffer Zone late morning but there was no further sign as conditions worsened. Other highlights included three Pochard, a fem/imm in the estuary with a drake Tufted Duck and a pair which flew south over Greenland Lake early afternoon; two other drake Tufted Duck were offshore.

Seawatching saw an adult Little Gull head east with a Great Skua, a Great Northern Diver, 75 Common Scoter, three Pintail and two Eider also offshore. In the estuary counts included 510 Dunlin, 300 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 36 Grey Plover, 35 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, 27 Knot, 22 Shelduck, seven Red-breasted Merganser, three Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe.

Wildlife News:Grey Seal was sheltering in Shutterton Creek at high tide.

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