Monday 13 November 2023

Monday 13th November

The first Grey Phalarope of the year flew SW close in past seawall early morning, with a 1.5 hour seawatch also producing a late Manx Shearwater and counts of 132 Gannet, 113 Kittiwake, five Great Northern and three Red-throated Diver. all SW. Two Great Northern Diver were also close inshore off Warren Point.

There was another big arrival in the estuary with 1788 Dunlin in Bight on the dropping tide and wildfowl in Shutterton Creek including 1237 Wigeon, 384 Dark and 50 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Other counts included 167 Redshank, 51 Turnstone, 32 Grey and three Ringed Plover, 26 Knot, seven Greenshank, three adult Mediterranean and a Yellow-legged Gull.

Elsewhere a Firecrest was in the Entrance Bushes, seven Chiffchaff and four Goldcrest were on site and the Dartford Warbler was on the Golf Course.

Other Wildlife: A Southern Hawker was hunting over the Entrance Pond and flooded paths.

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