Friday 2 February 2024

Friday 2nd February

A 1hr 20 min seawatch saw 313 Kittiwake head SW, with another 120+ attending the distant breeding ledge on Straight Point. Also passing 169 auk sp., those close enough all Razorbill, 12 Common Scoter and five Red-throated Diver, with 33 Great Crested Grebe, seven Eider and a Great Northern Diver close inshore. 

In the estuary just two Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover in the Bight on the neap tide, with other counts including 164 Teal, 91 Redshank, 43 Turnstone, 23 Wigeon, five Greenshank, four Red-breasted Merganser and two Mediterranean Gull, including a new 2nd cal yr bird.

Elsewhere another small influx of 27 Meadow Pipit, three Rook overhead, 15 Cirl Bunting, five Goldcrest and three Chiffchaff on site, seven Shoveler at the Main Pond, at least three Siskin in the Entrance Bushes.

Other Wildlife: The Grey Squirrel remains in the Entrance Bushes.

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