Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Early December 2011

December 10th: Wildfowl included 522 Pink-footed Geese, 74 White-fronted Geese, 27 Bean Geese and a Black Swan. The Richard's Pipit was relocated on New Saltmarsh. Also around were a Hen Harrier, 2 Lapland Buntings, 4 Corn Buntings and the Spoonbill.

December 9th: Offshore were a Great Northern Diver and a Red-necked Grebe. 2 Ruffs and 2 Woodcocks represented the waders, and 3 Whooper Swans, 51 Pink-footed Geese and 103 White-fronted Geese the wildfowl. A Richard's Pipit was discovered near the outer ridges. The Spoonbill lingered.

December 8th: The best birds were 3 Velvet Scoters south, 2 Ruffs, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-necked Grebe south and the Spoonbill.

December 7th: South went a Little Gull and 98 Auk Spp. Pink-footed Geese numbered 285 and Bean Geese 6. Variety was provided by 78 Kittiwakes, a Water Pipit, a Snow Bunting and 22 Corn Buntings.

December 6th: Golden Plovers built up to 1000. Geese included 300 Pink-footed, 5 White-fronted and 34 Bean. The Spoonbill remained.

December 5th: The most interesting birds were 4 Whooper Swans, 14 White-fronted Geese and the Spoonbill.

December 4th: Croftmarsh held 900 Golden Plovers and 300 Lapwings. A Firecrest was new. Wildfowl included 20 Whooper Swans and 12 Bewick's Swans south, 809 Brent Geese and a Goosander.

December 3rd: A late Swallow, 340 Pink-footed Geese northwest, 900 Golden Plovers, 3 Woodcocks, a Corn Bunting and the Spoonbill were the best birds.

December 2nd: Southward went a Snow Bunting and 21 Whooper Swans. Around were 700 Pink-footed Geese, a Woodcock, 3 Corn Buntings, 55 White-fronted Geese and a Barnacle Goose.

December 1st: A Black Redstart, the Spoonbill, 8 Whooper Swans south and 131 Pink-footed Geese were the most notable birds.

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