Thursday 11 April 2024

11th April 2024

 Weather:  SW force 4

On the whole a quiet day for April. Wildfowl featured early with 3 Canada Geese around the islands and about 200 Pink-footed Geese flying out of the estuary. Some of the Brent seem to have left already, 116 were counted today, while Eiders numbered 5, numbers present seem to vary slightly each day. There were 4 Shelduck and 2 Little Egrets on the shore. The only real migrants found were 4 Goldfinch and a Willow Warbler. A Guillemot was hanging around the island again and 4 Sandwich terns were seen. Good numbers of waders are still here,


 500 Oystercatchers, 250 Bar-tailed Godwit,

  2,500 Knot, 30 Ringed Plover,

 800 Dunlin, 

120 Turnstone and 6 Purple Sandpiper.

Ringed: 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Linnet.

Photos  CJW 

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