Sunday 3 March 2024

Sunday 3rd March

Further signs of spring today with five Chiffchaff, including three along the Dune Ridge, and three Goldcrest on site, with two pairs of Shoveler on the Main Pond, five Siskin in Dead Dolphin Wood and single Buzzard and Rook overhead. 

Very few waders in the estuary on a neap tide, counts included 65 Redshank, 41 Turnstone, 21 Sanderling and four Greenshank. Also present, 279 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 57 Teal and five Red-breasted Merganser. The nine Eider were offshore with 21 Great Crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver.

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