Friday, 22 October 2010

22nd October 2010

The good news today is that the L/B Brent are already up to 37 with at least 2 family parties of 2 & 4 juvs with parents. None were sporting colour-rings unfortunately.
A juv Mute Swan flew towards Wales well before the tide and 6 Pintail were in the gutter after the tide.
Passerines were few in species although there were some 40 Meadow Pipits including a few 'in-off' & about 30 Linnets on Middle before the tide. The Linnets relocated to the salt marsh later in the day. One Rock Pipit was at the North end. The usual several Robins, Wrens & Dunnocks were around with one Blackbird.
Most of the day was spent sea-watching with counts of 23 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Red-throated Diver, 40 Scoter, 7 Gannet & 3 Guillemot. Wader numbers are starting to build up with 130 Turnstones but no Purple Sandpipers yet.

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