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05 Dec 2017

Tuesday sightings

White-fronted Geese

Rushy Hide/Peng Observatory

39 Bewick’s Swan + 1500 ducks (Mallard, Pintail, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Teal) and geese (Canada and Greylag).

Tack Piece

300 Wigeon, 47 E. White-fronted Geese among the Canad/Greylag Goose flock + a Barnacle x Canada hybrid.

Holden Tower

400 Wigeon and 20 Pintail on the estuary at high tide, Buzzard and 70 Great Black-backed Gull.

Knott Hide

Bullfinch and Water Rail.

Willow Hide

2 Water Rail

South Lake ‘bridge’

2 Lesser Redpoll with the Goldfinch and Chaffinch flock. Treecreeper and 2 Goldcrests.

South Lake

300 Dunlin, 400 Lapwing, 70 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Little Stint, 7 Snipe, Oystercatcher, 90 Teal and 20 Shoveler.

Zeiss Hide

100s of Golden Plover, 100s of Lapwing, 514 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint on the islands, 15+Ruff, 20+ Snipe

Kingfisher Hide

Red-breasted Goose with the Barnacle Goose, 23 Curlew, 7 Ruff.