14th November 2015

Whooper Swans over the bay (Mark Pearson)

Whooper Swans over the bay (Mark Pearson)

A similarly late autumnal cast over the last two days, with the particularly notable season for southbound Whooper Swans continuing unabated; 29 (seven, seven and 15) passed through the area this morning, with 46 (11, 14, 17, three and one) yesterday. Pink-footed Geese are also still very much feature, with at least 300 in the northern area this morning and 220+ yesterday. On the sea, three Great Northern Divers and an adult Mediterranean Gull were the highlights this morning, while a Snow Bunting overflew the bay corner yesterday, when decent finch movements at the Gap included 12 Bramblings and 94 Siskins.

Whooper Swans over the bay (Mark Pearson)

Whooper Swans over the bay (Mark Pearson)

The Dams and East Lea combined are holding up to five Snipe, three Dunlin, 65 Wigeon, 55 Teal, two Little Egrets, four Shovelers, six Gadwall and 45 Moorhens.