October 29th. Moderately strong southerly wind.
A Pallid Harrier was seen flying south over East Dunes and then from the Wash Viewpoint. Also around were 2 Hen Harrier, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Merlin, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 75 Redwing. On Tennyson’s Sands were 2 Greenshank. Flying south were a Whooper Swan, 20 Pink-footed Goose, 21 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander, 292 Wigeon, 15 Pintail, 152 Teal, 25 Pochard, 2 Scaup, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and a Black-throated Diver; and west 50 Pink-footed Goose.
October 30th. Continuing moderately strong southerly wind.
Birds around included a Black Redstart, 2 Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, a Merlin, a Woodcock, 1950 Oystercatcher and 15 Redwing. On Tennyson’s Sands were a Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank. Heading south were a Mediterranean Gull and a Short-eared Owl.
Birds around, including those trapped, were a Great Grey Shrike, 2+ Black Redstart, a Snow Bunting, a Short-eared Owl, a male Hen Harrier, a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a Woodcock, 2 Ruff and a Blackcap. Flying south were a Whooper Swan, 132 Pink-footed Goose and a Swallow.
Around were a male Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, a Woodcock, 84 Shoveler, 750 Teal, 60 Blackbird and a Goldcrest. On Tennyson’s Sands were 3 Avocet, a Spotted Redshank and a Water Rail, and on the Mere a Water Rail.