Drake Red-breasted Merganser off Shelly Beach this afternoon.
Off Mudbank today - counts included c270 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 30+ Common Gulls, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 20 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 65+ Wigeon, c70 Bar-tailed Godwits, c145 Curlew, c150 Grey Plovers, 85 Shelduck, c75 Knot, 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Chiffchaff and the Cetti's Warbler. Great to catch up with Rupert and Derek.
A short distance upriver, off Sowden Lane - 1 drake Goldeneye, the female Scaup and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers.
Maer Rocks, early on - the 2 immature drake Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 86 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (14 juveniles) and just 2 Purple Sandpipers.
The Eastern Lesser Whitethroat continues its residence in Halsdon Avenue gardens (thanks once again Richard) and, off Shelly Beach late on - 2 Ravens, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, c175 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 1 Sparrowhawk. Great to bump into Hilary.
Yesterday, off Maer Rocks - the 2 immature male Eiders, 4 Shelduck, 40 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 2 Great Crested Grebes.
Mudbank - 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, and 16 Common Gulls.
Maer Lane - 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Little Egrets, 60+ Pied Wagtails and at least 2 Ring-necked Parakeets.
Eastern Lesser Whitethroat.
Four Greenshank (with a couple Redshank) - Mudbank.
Male Ring-necked Parakeet - Maer Valley.
Second-winter Mediterranean Gull - in cattle fields yesterday. The same bird was one of three off Mudbank today. A little upsurge in numbers over the last couple of days.
Adult Mediterranean Gull - Maer Farm.