Saturday 26 November 2022

Saturday 26th November

Seawatching was rewarding either end of an overcast and windy day, with heavy rain coming in late afternoon. Combined totals included 629 Kittiwake (a rough 50/50 split), 250 auk sp and 154 Gannet (both mostly am), with eight Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver, four (1 & 3) late Manx and a Balearic Shearwater (pm), an adult Little Gull and a juv Arctic Skua (both pm).

Sanderling - Alan Keatley

Over the high tide a lone, vocal Barnacle Goose was in the estuary with counts including 480 Wigeon, 219 Dark-bellied and a Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 178 Black-headed, 65 Common, nine Lesser Black-backed and three Mediterranean Gull, 125 Grey and 25 Ringed Plover, 98 Redshank, 90 Bar-tailed Godwit, 72 Teal, 69 Turnstone, 48 Knot, 10 Sanderling, four Greenshank and four Red-breasted Merganser.

Turnstone - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere a Mistle Thrush flew over, a Jack Snipe was in Greenland Lake, a Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond, 21 Long-tailed Tit emerged from their roost, with five Goldcrest, three Chiffchaff and a Firecrest in the bushes. 

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