Sunday 8 January 2023

Sunday 8th January

Seawatching early morning saw 201 Kittiwake and 186 Gannet head south in just over an hour, also three Fulmar, two Common Scoter, two Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver, with 21 Great Crested Grebe on the sea. 

The big high tide meant waders were well distributed around the estuary but difficult to count, although 210 Snipe were pushed from the saltmarsh by the rising waters and the two Spoonbill were unaffected on Finger Point. Other counts included 210 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 100 Teal, 71 Shelduck, 53 Common and an adult Mediterranean Gull, 49 Shag, eight Great Crested and a Little Grebe, six Red-breasted Merganser, three Avocet, three Greenshank, the pair of Goldeneye and the Sandwich Tern.

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