Monday, 17 November 2008

17th November 2008

Despite the forecast the wind was in the south east this morning and over 40 species were recorded for the day which is well above average for this time of year.
Pale-bellied Brent have reached 116 and the first 2 Dark-bellied this winter were seen with them. The Eider was still present and other duck noted were 9 Teal, 5 Pintail and 35 Wigeon.
One Great Northern and 8 Red-throated Divers were on the sea, also 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 140 Common Scoter and 2 Shags. On the shore was a Little Egret, 300 Cormorant, 320 Curlew, 130 Sanderling, 100 Shelduck and 2,000 Knot at the tanskeys.
Typical late autumn visitors included 130 Starlings, 2 Lapwings, 2 Redwings, a Peregrine, a Sparrowhawk and a Chaffinch.

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