Tuesday 17 January 2023

Tuesday 17th January

No obvious signs of cold weather movement, but a Greylag Goose that flew in from east, circled briefly, before continuing west, may not have been local, the same applies to a pair of Pintail offshore, both first records of the year. Also offshore three Eider, two immature male & a female, 28 Great Crested Grebe and a Great Northern Diver.

Elsewhere 1200 Dunlin were in the Bight with 51 Bar-tailed Godwit, 47 Grey and three Ringed Plover, 16 Skylark, nine Sanderling and five Knot. A juvenile Spoonbill was in Shutterton Creek, with perhaps the same in Cockwood Harbour later on.

Common & three Grey Seal - Alan Keatley

Wildlife News: Three Grey and the Common Seal were in the estuary. Despite the sun the chill limited invertebrate activity but a new springtail for the Recording Area was discovered, Sminthurus viridis.

Sminthurus viridis - Alan Keatley

Angle Shades - Alan Keatley

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