Thursday 4th February 2016 Bird Sightings

Main Estuary – 1100hrs on the incoming tide at Lelant Saltings were: 85 Curlew, 16 Dunlin, 1 Bar-tailed godwit,30+ Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, SPOONBILL, 270+ Herring Gull, 60+ GBB Gull, 60+ LBB Gull, 160+ BH Gull, 40+ Teal and 8 Shelduck.

Carnsew Pool – Great Northern Diver still present. Also 8 Little Grebe, 3 Oystercatcher, Curlew, 2 Shag, 2 Little Egret, 2 Wigeon, 4 Curlew.

Ryan’s Field – 26 Lapwing (one recently killed by a Peregrine left in front of the hide) 1 Snipe, 2 Raven flew south, 4 Redshank. The bushes by the Eric Grace memorial hide contained Chaffinch, Wren, Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, Goldcrest, 4 Dunnock and Blackbird.

Copperhouse Creek – No sign of yesterdays Iceland Gull but 30 Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Linnet, 14 Redshank, 118 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 GBB Gull, 2 Little Egret, 20+ Wigeon and 40+ Woodpigeon flew south.


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