Saturday 17 February 2024

Saturday 17th February

The two immature Spoonbill reappeared from the top end of the estuary to roost on Finger Point over high tide before feeding in the Bight. Also in the estuary, c1665 Dunlin, c470 Oystercatcher, 329 Dark and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 166 Common and a Mediterranean Gull, 137 Bar and eight Black-tailed Godwit, 91 Knot, 87 Redshank, 81 Grey and 22 Ringed Plover, 32 Teal, five Greenshank and five Red-breasted Merganser.

A quiet 1h 45 minute seawatch saw 17 Kittiwake, 10 Gannet, eight Red-throated Diver and a Fulmar offshore with 21 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Common Scoter, nine Eider and a Great Northern Diver on the sea.

Elsewhere the pair of Gadwall, two pairs of Little Grebe and a pair of Shoveler were on the Main Pond, where four of the Mallard ducklings survived the week. 

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