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15 Apr 2018

WeBS count

It was the monthly Wetland Bird Survey count day, the following numbers were counted.

Little Grebe 24
Great Crested Grebe 5
Cormorant 8
Little Egret 2
Grey Heron 9
Mute Swan 122
Greylag Goose 76 + broods 2, 5, 5
Canada Goose 17
Shelduck 258
Wigeon 21
Gadwall 55
Teal 91
Shoveler 47
Pochard 8 (four females)
Tufted Duck 203
Moorhen 87
Coot 117
Oystercathcer 24
Avocet 71
Lapwing 39
Snipe 2
Black-tailed Godwit 452! yesterday, still trying to count them today, very mobile birds, we try to get the flock all together.
Bar-tailed Godwit 2 on the Tack Piece/ Dumbles with the Curlew flock
Curlew 50
Redshank 16
Black-headed Gull 319
Mediterranean Gull 8
Kingfisher 2

Some visible migration included small numbers of Goldfinch 20+, Yellow Wagtail, Redpoll and a flock of 70 grounded Linnet and 60 Meadow Pipit.