Saturday 4 November 2023

Saturday 4th November

An early morning seawatch saw a few birds reorientating after the storm with four Storm Petrel the most notable, along with 33 Gannet, seven Kittiwake, five Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver south in just over an hour.

Overhead there was some movement again during the showers with 7696 Wood Pigeon, 44 Jackdaw and at least 20 Stock Dove heading WSW. Also through single Golden Plover, Siskin and Swallow.

Elsewhere three Chiffchaff and a ♂ Blackcap were onsite with the three Spoonbill still in the estuary. Counts over high tide were reduced for many species with ample floodwater now present elsewhere; they included 690 Dunlin, 235 Dark and 17 Pale bellied Brent Geese, 62 Turnstone, 26 Teal, 19 Grey and two Ringed Plover, seven Sanderling and six Knot.

Other Wildlife: Two Red Admiral were still on the wing.

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