Thursday 5 January 2023

Thursday 5th January

A couple of unexpected arrivals in the estuary with two Spoonbill and four Avocet feeding in Shutterton Creek at low tide, also present 131 Teal, 82 Common Gull, 49 Shelduck, four Mediterranean Gull, two Red-breasted Merganser and the Sandwich Tern.

Spoonbill (Teal & Shelduck) - Alan Keatley

Elsewhere 22 Great Crested Grebe and single Red-throated and Great Northern Diver were offshore, with four Shoveler on the Main Pond and 20 Skylark, 20 Goldfinch, eight Long-tailed Tit and a Chiffchaff were on site.

Green Woodpecker - Dean Hall

Long-tailed Tit - Dean Hall

Wildlife News: The first hoverfly of the year a Common Dronefly Eristalis tenax was on the wing but few other insects are active. A Water Vole showed for a while at the Main Pond but remained well hidden.

Common Dronefly - Alan Keatley

Water Vole - Alan Keatley

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