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16 Nov 2018

Recent sightings 14th-16th November

 

Short-eared owl

British Steel Hide

Large numbers of waterfowl have been seen out on the estuary with 230 Shelduck, 83 Wigeon and 57 Pintail. Small numbers of waders can still be seen from the Steel hide with, 70 Oystercatcher and 65 Curlew out on the estuary and 83 Lapwing, 23 Black-tailed godwit and 5 Redshank. A Peregrine has been seen hunting over the Salt Marsh.

 

Millennium Wetlands

On Tuesday evening a Short eared owl was seen hunting over Deep Water Lake. 75 Gadwall have been seen around the Millennium Wetlands, as well as good numbers of Tufted duck, Teal and 2 Pochard. 20 Redwing have been seen flying over the wetlands. High numbers of Starling have started roosting amongst the reedbeds estimated to be in the 100s.