Friday 8 March 2024

Friday 8th March

Increasing tides saw a return of species diversity in the estuary, but numbers continue to decline as birds depart north. Counts included 850+ Dunlin, 429 Oystercatcher, 227 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 124 Curlew, 57 Bar-tailed Godwit, 55 Teal, 32 Redshank, 27 Grey and nine Ringed Plover, 24 Knot, nine Sanderling, the nine Eider, three Greenshank and a pair of  Red-breasted Merganser.

Elsewhere two Red-throated and a Great Northern Diver were offshore, four Shoveler were on the Main Pond and four Goldcrest, three Chiffchaff and two Siskin were on site. 

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