Saturday 5 November 2022

Saturday 5th November

A grey and often wet day, with little movement offshore or overhead, but still over 80 species were recorded. The Yellow-browed Warbler remained elusive around the Main Pond and Dead Dolphin Wood with the Willow Warbler still present as well as the two Cetti's Warbler, six Goldcrest and four Chiffchaff

Also on site a Short-Eared Owl on Warren Point, 45 Greenfinch and a Grey Wagtail, and at the Main Pond, two Water Rail, a Kingfisher, the first returning Little Grebe and a Wigeon. Overhead two each of Redwing and Siskin.

Offshore little movement but five Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver56 Kittiwake, 39 Gannet and 10 Common Scoter were mobile around the bay.

Counts from the estuary included 1485 Wigeon, 771 Dunlin362 Dark-bellied Brent Geese229 Redshank173 Curlew, 121 Great Black-backed Gull95 Black and 55 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Grey Plover49 Shelduck, 35 Turnstone17 Greenshank, eight Knot and four Red-breasted Merganser.

Wildlife News: Six Common Dolphin were close inshore early morning with a single distant Bottle-nosed Dolphin. Two late Migrant Hawker were around Greenland Lake. 

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