Thursday, 3 November 2016

3rd November 2016

Weather: S 2 vis 30mls, decreasing with rain later.
The Brent geese today numbered 188 pale and 1 dark bellied, counted before the tide. Thirteen Wigeon were noted flying west at the  north end with 6 Great Crested Grebe and 45 Common Scoter on the sea. A Kestrel was around the islands but passerines were sadly lacking with a single Goldcrest and yesterdays Chaffinch briefly joined by a second bird. Only one Skylark was heard flying over but around high tide 2 Whooper swans flew west to east over the centre of the island, coincidentally about the same time in relation to the tide as the 13 birds on 1st Nov. Sixty Nine Bar-tailed Godwits were counted with 5 Little Egrets and a single Grey Heron, on the way off 2 Grey Plover were calling and 74 Shelduck  flew north up the estuary.

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