Sunday 19 February 2023

Sunday 19th February

The first Yellow-legged Gull of the year, an adult, was on Bull Hill on the dropping tide with counts from the estuary including 269 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 242 Curlew, 118 Common Gull, 114 Bar-tailed Godwit, 68 Redshank, 28 Wigeon, 16 Sanderling, two Greenshank and an Avocet

Overhead the second Buzzard of the year, along with seven Rook, seven Jackdaw and two Chaffinch, with a singing Chiffchaff and six Shoveler around the Main Pond. Offshore calm conditions saw 59 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, four Common Scoter and a Razorbill.

Wildlife News: A Peacock became the second species and second sight of butterfly for the year with at least one Harbour Porpoise offshore.

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