Sunday 3 November 2019

Sunday 3rd November

Counts over high tide were limited due to considerable boat activity in the Exclusion Zone flushing the majority of waders and wildfowl in Shutterton Creek. Totals included 770 Oystercatcher, 500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, with a good percentage of 53 juveniles, 246 Redshank, 68 Turnstone, 12 Greenshank, three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, two Mediterranean Gull and the Slavonian Grebe.

A Mistle Thrush was the pick of a small overhead passage with 300 Wood Pigeon, 20 Skylark, 17 Jackdaw, two Stock Dove, two Siskin and single Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail. Elsewhere three Eider and single Red-throated and Great Northern Diver were offshore, the Merlin was again around the Bight and two adult Peregrine hunted the pigeons.

Wildlife News: A probable female Vagrant Emperor was feeding over the Dune Pond before flying west along the Dune Ridge.

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