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22 Oct 2018

Recent Sightings €- 22nd October 2018

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The winter bird assemblage on the Estuary is truly magnificent. Thousands of birds are seen everyday. Whoopers swans have now arrived back from Iceland, so keep an eye out from the Brent hide for these incredible birds with their bright yellow bills.


Whooper Swans in flight.

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose c.2000+,  Little Egret 1, Black-headed Gull 23, Curlew 6, Oystercatcher 211, Lesser Black-backed Gull 23, Redshank c.50, Shelduck 2, Mute Swan 2, Whooper Swans 4, Black-tailed Godwit 3

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 126, Tufted duck 11, Teal 13, Coot 4, Gadwall 1, Moorhen 3, Goldeneye 1

Shingle bank – visible from Sensory garden, Wadermarsh and Visitor Centre

Mallard 43, Black-headed Gull 10, Moorhen 2, Greylag 2, Pintail 1, Coot 1

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Moorhen 1, Oystercatcher 1, Teal 1,

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 54, Moorhen 3, Teal 62, Tufted Duck 16

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 6, Redshank 2

Limestone Lake

Mallard 2

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Snipe 1, Sparrowhawk 1


Long-tailed tit and Linnet


Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Chaffinch