Saturday 9 March 2024

Saturday 9th March

Spring migrants were largely limited to northward movements of gulls up the estuary with 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull during the day along with 30+ Common and Black-headed Gull. Also overhead four Rook with two Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff in the bushes. 

Elsewhere two Great Northern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and counts from the estuary included 416 Oystercatcher, 292 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 61 Redshank, 44 Teal, 37 Grey and two Ringed Plover, 37 Turnstone, 37 Knot, eight Eider (six ♀ & two imm ♂), four Greenshank, two Sanderling and two Red-breasted Merganser.

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