Wednesday 27 October 2021

Wednesday 27th October

The highlight was the year's first Short-eared Owl flying around the saltmarsh on the morning tide. Also in the estuary 200+ Black and 59 Bar-tailed Godwit, 42 Ringed and 31 Grey Plover, 40 Turnstone, 25 Great Black-backed and two Mediterranean Gull, 19 Shelduck, 11 Greenshank, six Great-crested Grebe, six Sanderling and a Knot.

Short-eared Owl - Lee Collins

Seawatching during the first hour of light saw 800+ Kittiwake and 200+ Gannet head south along with two Mediterranean Gull and singles of Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated and Great Northern Diver

Ringing News: Eight Dunlin and three Grey Plover from the recent DCWRG catch were recorded, with a Norwegian Great Black-backed Gull back for a fourth winter and a German Ringed Plover back for its third winter.

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