Saturday, 1 January 2011

Kingsbridge Estuary

Curlew Drive - Charleton Marsh, 09:45-12:15, rising tide.

10 Greylag Geese ( came in from the east then headed north over Kingsbridge ), 42 Brent Geese, 2 Egyptian Geese ( on pontoon walkway, Lincombe ), 30 Pintail, 9 Shoveler, Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 38 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, Slavonian / Black-necked Grebe ( distant, entrance to Blanksmill Creek ), 15 Bar-tailed Godwit, 29 Knot ( good number for here ), Kingfisher and 4 Chiffchaffs ( sewage works ).
Nice to hear some birds starting to sing and a couple Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming.
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy bird-filled 2011.