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Wetland Bird Survey for January 2020

  • 17/01/2020
  • Nature Notes

A spectacular 25,800 birds were counted on Monday 13th January around high tide, with over 10,000 wigeon and 8,000 lapwing counted not to mention lots of short eared owls amongst others. This is a snap shot of the birds at Elmley not a definitive list.

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Elmley WeBS Count 13/1/2020
Elmley Spitend Species totals
Mute Swan 30 2 32
White-fronted Goose 0
Greylag Goose 86 86
Canada Goose 52 52
Barnacle Goose 0
Brent Goose 100 423 523
Shelduck 229 480 709
Wigeon 8400 1957 10357
Gadwall 4 12 16
Teal 1113 1113
Mallard 898 203 1101
Pintail 0
Shoveler 103 32 135
Tufted Duck 4 4
Cormorant 13 6 19
Little Grebe 1 1
Great Crested Grebe 1 1
Little Egret 3 3
Grey Heron 7 3 10
Marsh Harrier 28 28
Sparrowhawk 0
Buzzard 3 3
Kestrel 9 9
Peregrine 1 1
Merlin 0
Moorhen 14 14
Coot 98 210 308
Oystercatcher 362 70 432
Golden Plover 1020 100 1120
Grey Plover 115 55 170
Lapwing 4410 3864 8274
Ringed Plover 12 12
Curlew 199 59 258
Black-tailed Godwit 230 27 257
Turnstone 2 36 38
Knot 150 22 172
Dunlin 200 313 513
Green Sandpiper 6 6
Redshank 41 41
Snipe 5 5
Barn Owl 1 1
Short-eared Owl 7 7
Rough-legged Buzzaed 1 1
Totals 16698 9134 25832