Sunday 23 January 2022

Sunday 23rd January

The Slavonian Grebe remained offshore with 19 Great-crested Grebe, 17 Razorbill, 13 Red-throated and Great Northern Diver, seven Red-breasted Merganser and three Common Scoter.  On site just eight Long-tailed Tit and a single Chiffchaff with four Shoveler and single Water Rail, Teal and Little Grebe on the Main Pond.

Counts from the estuary were hampered by the presence of a photographer on the main roost at Finger Point, disturbing the birds at high tide. This area is fenced off to avoid disturbance at high tide and their presence and behaviour a criminal offence. The counts managed were as follows 744 Oystercatcher292 Teal195 Bar-tailed Godwit, 127 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 79 Shelduck37 Ringed Plover and 15 Wigeon.

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