Monday 5 February 2024

Monday 5th February

Five Black-tailed Godwit were new arrivals with other waders, Dunlin & Oystercatcher aside, largely absent on the neap tide. Counts from the estuary included 317 Dark and the Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 152 Teal, 88 Redshank. 23 Shelduck, 14 Wigeon, six Greenshank and on Bull Hill, two Sanderling and an adult Mediterranean Gull.

Elsewhere 26 Great Crested Grebe, seven Red-breasted Merganser and six Eider were offshore with an hours seawatch seeing 707 auk sp., 29 Kittiwake, six Red-throated Diver, five Common Scoter, two Gannet and a Fulmar head SW. On site six Shoveler were at the Main Pond and the bushes held seven Siskin, three Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest

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