Saturday 22 January 2022

Saturday 22nd January

The highlight was a Slavonian Grebe offshore, the first since Herbert, and only the second new arrival in the last five years. Also offshore 53 Great-crested Grebe, five Red-throated and three Great Northern Diver, eight Common Scoter and c40 auks, mostly Razorbill close in. 

Counts over  the morning high tide included 1400 Dunlin, 1010 Oystercatcher, 356 Teal, 316 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 182 Bar-tailed Godwit, 153 Grey and 27 Ringed Plover, 103 Redshank, 82 Knot, 81 Shelduck, 32 Turnstone, 29 Wigeon, 12 Sanderling, eight Greenshank, six Red-breasted Merganser and a Kingfisher.

Elsewhere single Fieldfare and Golden Plover overhead were new for the year, with five Shoveler, two Water Rail and a Kingfisher were at the Main Pond with a Siberian Chiffchaff, Tawny Owl, 41 Goldfinch and a Reed Bunting in the bushes.  

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