Saturday 29 January 2022

Saturday 29th January

The highlight was a first winter male Velvet Scoter off the seawall late morning, the first since Nov 2020, also offshore 28 Razorbill, 20 Kittiwake, 15 Gannet, 15 Red-throated Diver, 12 Great-crested Grebe and three Common Scoter.

Counts from the estuary included 1031 Oystercatcher, 975 Dunlin, 311 Teal, 167 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 131 Grey and 33 Ringed Plover, 121 Knot, 113 Bar-tailed Godwit, 91 Curlew, 81 Shelduck, 43 Canada Geese and a Bar-headed Goose, 35 Wigeon, 24 Sanderling, 22 Common and five Lesser Black-backed Gull, seven Greenshank and seven Red-breasted Merganser.

Teal - Dean Hall

Elsewhere the year's first Buzzard flew low over the Main Pond with four Shoveler, four Teal, three Little Grebe, two Water Rail and two Chiffchaff.

Little Grebe - Dean Hall

Wildlife News: A male Grey Seal was offshore.

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