Thursday 19 October 2023

Thursday 19th October

A two hour seawatch saw good numbers of birds reorienting after the storm with counts of 480 Gannet and 219 Kittiwake S along with two Balearic Shearwater and two Pomarine Skua, with three Sandwich Tern lingering offshore.

In the estuary the Green-winged Teal or hybrid was still in Shutterton Creek with a Spoonbill roosting on Finger Point and counts including 463 Wigeon, 331 Redshank, 237 Dunlin, 207 Teal, 34 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 25 Bar-tailed Godwit, 19 Ringed and seven Grey Plover, eight Greenshank, eight Sanderling, a Pintail and the Whimbrel.

Elsewhere a Short-eared Owl was on Warren Point, the Treecreeper, five Goldcrest and four Chiffchaff were with the tit flock, a Blackcap was along the Back Path and eight Siskin and two Swallow flew through.

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