Sunday 13 February 2022

Sunday 13th February

WeBS count totals from the estuary included 1400 Dunlin, 1157 Oystercatcher, 364 Dark-bellied and a Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 202 Grey and 29 Ringed Plover, a very good count of 187 Snipe, 148 Bar-tailed Godwit, 136 Knot, 122 Great and six Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100+ Common Gull, 37 Teal, 28 Wigeon, 22 Turnstone, 21 Sanderling and 14 Red-breasted Merganser. Also present single Kingfisher and Peregrine

Turnstone - Lee Collins

Offshore an early Manx Shearwater went south with 210 Kittiwake159 Gannet, 158 Guillemot, 81 Razorbill16 Common Scoter and 12 Fulmar, with the Velvet Scoter still present along with five Great-crested Grebe and four Red-throated Diver.

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