Tuesday, 12 January 2010

12th January 2010

The Brent geese reached a peak numbers when 145 were counted today and the two colour ringed birds are still amongst them. Duck recorded today were just a single male Wigeon and Red-breasted Merganser and 250 Shelduck.
Thrushes continue in good numbers with the addition of 4 Redwings on yesterdays species, and a Snipe was again present. A kestrel and 2 Peregrines were the only raptors of the day.
Counts of shorebirds included :- 3,500 Oystercatchers, 300 Grey Plover, 100 Turnstones and 10 Purple Sandpipers.

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