Thursday 3 November 2022

Thursday 3rd November

A vocal Yellow-browed Warbler in the Entrance Bushes and later, by the Main Pond was the highlight, the 24th site record, with the latest ever Willow Warbler, and the first ever November record, another surprise. Previous latest date was 29 Oct 1995. Also in the bushes, seven Chiffchaff, three Goldcrest and two Cetti's Warbler, with a Firecrest on Warren Point.  

In the estuary two Curlew Sandpiper remain with counts including 500+ Dunlin, 269 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 188 Black-tailed Godwit, 61 Ringed and 48 Grey Plover, 51 Shelduck, 18 Sanderling, 15 Greenshank, two Knot and single Little GrebeRed-breasted Merganser, Mediterranean Gull and Kingfisher.

Elsewhere 70+ Linnet and four Rock Pipit were in the Bight, a Great Northern Diver flew south offshore, and overhead 450 Woodpigeon in three flocks, nine Jackdaw, a Mistle Thrush and a handful of high finches including at least one Siskin. The one that got away though were two probable Red-rumped Swallow, that flew over Exmouth Quay and were lost to view over Warren Point.

Wildlife News: The sunny conditions saw two Red Admiral head south and a Common Darter in Greenland Lake. In the estuary a bull Grey Seal was unsuccessfully trying to woo two females, the song being heard over a long distance.

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