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10 Nov 2017

More Whitefronts

Zeiss Hide

Wader and duck numbers are still increasing as the weather cools off. Keep an eye out for flocks of Wigeon grazing on the pasture outside the hide.

Dunlin – 280 with the opportunity to pick out the semi-palmated sandpiper amongst the flocks.
Ruff – 18
Golden Plover – 46
Lapwing – 502
Redshank – 1
Curlew – 25
Black Tailed Godwit – 4

South Lake

Both the Discovery Hide and the Hogarth Hide have provided excellent, close views of waders and ducks this morning.

Black Tailed Godwit – 196
Lapwing – 221
Avocet – 1
Spotted Redshank – 1
Redshank – 7
Snipe – 5
Great Crested Grebe – 1
Pochard – 10

Holden Tower and Walkway Hides

White Fronted Goose numbers are steadily climbing with 15 on site this morning. They will most likely be feeding on the Tack Piece among the Greylag geese.

Greylag Goose – 220
Wigeon – 260
Teal – 370
Barnacle Goose – 200
Red Breasted Goose – 1
Buzzard – 1
Crane – 9
Goldcrest – 2

The Rushy Pond

The Peng Observatory and the Rushy Hide are the best place for viewing ducks and the first Bewick Swan of the year. Keep an eye out for Pintail, a particularly pretty duck, which are likely to be right in front of the hides.

Bewick Swan – Still 1
PochardĀ  – 89
Pintail – 42