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19 Nov 2018

Recent Sightings €- 19th November 2018

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This count was taken at high tide this morning.

Large flocks of wildfowl are still showing really well from the Brent Hide. Keep a look out for the hundreds of Wigeon; the males with their distinctive mustard forehead are a treat to see.

Male Wigeon

Estuary – visible from the Brent Hide and the Limekiln Observatory

Brent Goose 46 c.800, Curlew c.100,  Shelduck 139,  Wigeon 142, Eider 26, Redshank 45, Black-tailed Godwit c.150, Lapwing (flying overhead) c. 120, Mute Swan 1

Main lake – visible from Sensory garden and Visitor centre

Mallard 109, Tufted duck 27, Coot 3, Moorhen 2, Gadwall 3, Shoveler 1, Black-headed Gull 11, Greylag 2

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

Mallard 21, Teal 35, Black-headed Gull 3, Oystercatcher 4, Gadwall 1, Moorhen

Wadermarsh – visible from Wadermarsh lookout and Brent Hide

Oystercatcher 2, Moorhen 1, Grey Heron 1

Freshwater Lagoon – visible from Brent Hide and Crannóg

Mallard 37, Wigeon 2

Saline Lagoon – visible from Limekiln observatory

Little Grebe 1, Greenshank 9

Limestone Lake

Mallard 1

Peninsula Field and Saltmarsh

Black-head gull 1

Brickworks

Goldfinch, Linnet

Woodland

Blackbird, Wren, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Treecreeper, Song Thrush, Mistle thrush