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04 Dec 2017

Monday sightings

Rushy Hide/Peng Observatory

35 Bewick’s Swans at the morning feed but 42 individuals considered to be in the area.

Tack Piece

35+ E. White-fronted Geese, 300 Wigeon and 43 Curlew.

Holden Tower

Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Reed Bunting, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 70 Linnet and 600 Wigeon on the estuary. Two Stonechat at Middle Point. The roosting Tawny Owl could also be seen from here.

Knott Hide

Tawny Owl roosting and Water Rail

Willow Hide

2 Water Rail

Martin Smith Hide

Cetti’s Warbler and Snipe

South Lake

Little Stint, 135 Black-tailed Godwit, 400 Lapwing and 500 Dunlin, two Redshank.

Zeiss Hide

Flocks of Golden Plover, Lapwing and Dunlin. 750+ Teal and 10+ Snipe.91 Great Black-backed Gull over high tide.

Kingfisher Hide

Red-breasted Goose among the Barnacle Geese.

 

  • Alan McIlquham

    On Monday I also saw a Redpoll at the Kingfisher hide on the other side of the brook by the feeding station. It fed for 30 minutes on seeds just behind the teasels on the far bank.