Sunday 6 November 2022

Sunday 6th November

Another largely grey and wet day but bookmarked with dry periods. Much attention was focussed around the Main Pond where a Penduline Tit flew in from the north calling, dropping straight into the reedbed just after 9am, unfortunately it was not seen for the rest of the day.

Also around the Main Pond and adjacent scrub, a Siberian Chiffchaff, the two Cetti's Warbler, six Goldcrest, five Chiffchaff, four Water Rail, two Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Reed Bunting, single Little Grebe, Sparrowhawk and Kingfisher, and a roost of 590 Starling at dusk.

Counts from the estuary included 986 Wigeon, 650 Dunlin, 523 Black and 47 Bar-tailed Godwit, 352 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 180 Redshank, 114 Teal, 102 Turnstone, 45 Shelduck, 41 Grey Plover, 11 Greenshank, seven Knot, seven Sanderling and a Kingfisher.

Elsewhere 10 Skylark, four Redwing, four Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll were overhead and offshore 182 Gannet, 31 Kittiwake, three Red-breasted Merganser, three Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver.

Wildlife News: A Common Darter was in Greenland Lake.

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