Saturday 3 February 2024

Saturday 3rd February

A busy start offshore with over 1125 auk sp. distantly heading SW in 1hr 20min, with hundreds of Kittiwake amongst a mixed gull melee across the far horizon. On the sea, 43 Razorbill and two Guillemot hinting at the potential split further out, 39 Great Crested Grebe and five Red-throated Diver.

A flock of 15 Curlew east showed some movement with two Black-tailed Godwit in the estuary also presumably migrants. Low roost counts on the neap tide with two Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover again, today joined by 37 Ringed Plover and a Lapwing which stood with waders for a spell in The Bight. 

Also in the estuary 246 Teal, 75 Redshank, 15 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Wigeon, seven Greenshank and two Eider. Elsewhere six Shoveler on the Main Pond with three Chiffchaff, three Goldcrest and two Siskin in the woods.

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