Saturday, 26 September 2020

A reasonable selection today

 The wind still from north, NNW to start with then pretty much due north. Sunny spells and light showers.

South shore - covered between 08:00 - 10:00 (JR, PM, MD)
Chiffchaff 1 singing near Ocean Edge entrance 
Mediterranean gull 2x 1cy Red Nab, two adult south of Ocean Edge.
Shelduck 114 - most were in the water but two of those at the edge had coded darvic rings. Details awaited
Pink-footed Geese 422 in 5 flocks
Rock Pipit 2
Tree Sparrow 1 near saltmarsh 
Off passage Tree Sparrow with resident House Sparrows and Starling

Meadow Pipit 11
Kingfisher 1 on Red Nab
Wheatear 6
One of yesterday's Wheatears - from Kevin

on mudflats off Ocean Edge
Grey Plover 285 with 71 of these close inshore
Sanderling 1
Ringed Plover c52, 
Dunlin c80

on rocks at No.2 outflow
Knot c500
At least one of these is colour ringed, but only one leg is visible 

Wigeon 9
Nice formation but the Curlew wasn't impressed 

Grey Seal 1 between the outflows