Sunday 25 September 2022

25th September 2022

  Weather: SSE force 1/2  some spots of rain.

A good late September morning included the presence now of 44 Brent at the islands and the arrival of flocks of Pink-footed Geese into the estuary (some 1,500 were seen distamtly over Burton Marsh).and some heading north through burning skies at sunrise.

Not to be outdone some duck made an appearance with a couple of Wigeon and some Teal, while a Goosander arrived here before departing towards the marine lake and off to the south west. It will be anticipated that Goosanders will winter again at the lake and in the local area. Two Peregrines came to harass the waders.

The southerly influence of the breeze brought in a Goldcrest and a Chiffchaff to be ringed.

A couple of dozen Meadow Pipits passed through, a Pied Wagtail was here and 2 Skylarks also visited briefly. Despite the light winds a an immature Gannet flew west and 200 Common Scoter showed on the sea. A Raven was noted again, the Kestrel was here but wader (and Egret) counts were low and only improved as the early tide approached the island. Two late Red Admirals flew to brighten the scene.


 Photos SRW

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