Weather:- N force 1/2
A fine day for the RSPB date with nature event (left) which was well attended and served many cups of tea!
The best bird of the day was a female Goldeneye on the sea, but there were several good counts made of the regular inhabitants of the estuary at this time of year including 268 Shelduck, 7,000 Dunlin, 2,000 Knot, 150 Brent geese (with 1 dark-bellied form) and a peak for the autumn/winter of 620 Curlew. Others noted today were a Peregrine and a Little Egret. Passerines present included 6 Robins, 3 Blackbirds and a Song Thrush.
Work is progressing on repairs to the buildings on the island, and the female Kestrel took advantage of the new perching opportunities.
(DB,JE) photos JE