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Wetland Bird Survey for December 2018

  • 15/11/2018
  • Nature Notes

A high tide survey of Elmley marshes, foreshore and half way across the Swale by two pairs of volunteer counters on 10th December

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Site Name: Elmley Marshes excl.Spitend
Date: Mon, 10 Dec, 2018 Time: 11:30 - 15:20

Species counted Count
Black-tailed Godwit 635
Buzzard 5
Canada Goose 350 Unusually high bird count
Coot 69
Cormorant 1
Curlew 277
Dunlin 1,050
Great Crested Grebe 6
Greenshank 1
Grey Plover 22
Greylag Goose 454
Kestrel 2
Knot 270
Lapwing 3,780
Little Egret 3
Little Grebe 5
Mallard 1,085
Marsh Harrier 13
Moorhen 12
Mute Swan 54
Oystercatcher 300
Pochard 9
Redshank 28
Ruff 8
Shelduck 725
Teal 430
Turnstone 3
Wigeon 9,392


Total number of species: 28


Individuals: 18989