Saturday 18 January 2020

Saturday 18th January

Cattle Egret remain a feature with a couple of birds again in the Railway Saltmarsh early morning but late afternoon a new record flock of 26 were present on the mudflats. The estuary fog limited visibility all morning but cleared by early afternoon and counts on the receding tide included 950 Dunlin, 878 Oystercatcher, 168 Knot, 164 Grey Plover, 87 Teal, 76 Bar-tailed Godwit, 71 Redshank, 69 Brent Geese, 55 Shelduck, just 18 Wigeon, three Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe

Elsewhere 46 Great-crested Grebe, two Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver were offshore with both Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker vocal on site and the first Kingfisher of the year in Eales Dock. 

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