Sunday 15 October 2023

Sunday 15th October

The drake Green-winged Teal was in Shutterton Creek with 192 Teal but was not visible from any public areas, please do not access the Golf Course. Also in the estuary 313 Curlew, 244 Redshank, 232 Wigeon, 88 Turnstone, 60 Dark and 23 Pale-bellied Brent Geese37 Bar and a Black-tailed Godwit, 13 Greenshank, six Grey Plover and a Whimbrel. Counts of smaller waders were hampered by the arrival of the juvenile Osprey.

Offshore the two ♂ Eider, single Great Northern DiverSandwich Tern and a ♂ Tufted Duck. Elsewhere 75 Skylark overhead and in the bushes a Firecrest, eight Chiffchaff, three Goldcrest, three Siskin, two Blackcap, a Lesser Redpoll and a Bullfinch.

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