Friday 5 November 2021

Friday 5th November

At least 88 species recorded on another day of migration with highlights including a rare autumn Woodcock, two Swallow and a House Martin. Overhead another 7275 Wood Pigeon and 855 Jackdaw, (somewhere must be missing their local birds), 539 Redwing, 154 Stock Dove, 47 Rook, 40 Chaffinch, four Siskin, three Jay, three Buzzard, two Snipe and single Lapwing, Golden Plover, Mistle Thrush and Brambling

Counts from the estuary on the evening tide included 533 Wigeon, 282 Dark-bellied and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 270 Teal, 174 Redshank, 53 Turnstone, 44 Cattle Egret, 10 Greenshank, six Knot and two Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere the first Goldeneye of the winter was offshore with single Red-throated and Great Northern Diver, just four Chiffchaff and Goldcrest were in the bushes and two Tawny Owl were calling after dark.

Wildlife News: A Grey Seal was in the estuary and sunny spells continue to reveal a few surviving insects including Speckled Wood, Small WhiteCommon Darter and a Common Furrow Bee Lasioglossum calceatum.

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