19th October 2016

A Velvet Scoter was the best of a quiet sea again this morning, while a big high tide encouraged totals of 153 Oystercatchers, 30 Turnstones, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 17 Purple Sandpipers into roost; a Brent Goose was around the Country Park. Yesterday (18th) saw a new Yellow-browed Warbler trapped by the ringing team, the Barred Warbler again present just north of Reighton Sands, and a combined total of 1000 Pink-footed Geese heading south during the day, mostly in the morning. Two Black-tailed Godwits, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Little Egret and three Water Rails were at the Dams.

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Mike Cole)

Brent Goose (Mike Cole)