Sunday 12 November 2023

Sunday 12th November

An adult and a 1cy Little Gull were feeding offshore early morning, with two adult Mediterranean Gull, a Sandwich Tern, 36 Common Scoter, two ♂ Eider and five Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver.

Dunlin numbers rose noticeably with 960 around the Bight along with 55 Bar and five Black-tailed Godwit, 51 Turnstone, 42 Grey and four Ringed Plover, 17 Knot and 12 Sanderling. Also in the estuary, 702 Wigeon, 376 Dark and 47 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 139 Redshank, 91 Teal, eight Greenshank and single Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser and the Spotted Redshank on one of its infrequent visits to the Recording Area.

Elsewhere a Firecrest was in Dead Dolphin Wood, with eight Goldcrest and seven Chiffchaff, of varying hues and calls, present and at least three Redwing heard overhead in the murk at dawn.

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