Monday, 13 December 2010

Spit Beach

Report. Marilyn Edyvean. 12th December 2010

"Just thought I would let you know what birds I have seen at Spit Beach this morning at 9.30 to 11am. 11 female Goosander which were close to the shore and they were heading towards Par. 4f and 1m Eider Duck, 5 Purple Sandpiper (it was highish tide and they were on rocks towards Carlyon Bay), 1 Knot, 7 Grey Plover, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Dunlin and a Kingfisher sitting on a wall in the harbour. Hope this is of use for your records."

Thank you for your first detailed report Marilyn.

Welcome to the Blog .
I am sure reports from Spit (as indeed elsewhere) will be welcomed by the least active of the Blog readers.
Maybe Roger can tell us if the Goosander number is high for the Baywatch area.

1 comment:

  1. An excellent haul from Spit rocks Marilyn ! Ian (Profit) saw exactly these species some days back, but in different proportions, AND without the Goosanders ! As you'll know yourself, seldom, if ever, have this number of Goosanders been seen there together. A record score !


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