Bewick’s Swan 30 – flew in to roost on the Flamingo Pool at dusk
T Duck 151
Scaup 11 (6 drakes)
Goldeneye 30 (5 drakes)
Bl/T Godwit 3,500 roosting on the islands
Tawny Owl – bird hooting at Allen’s Hill at dusk
The Shoveler were mainly on the Back Barn Pools whilst the rest of the dabbling duck were on the Radar/Hidden/Ski Pools. The diving duck were mostly on the Flamingo Pool.
Shoveler 272 (mostly on Ski Pool)
Pintail 85 (mostly Radar-Ski Pools)
Wigeon 3,400 (incredible numbers on the Radar-Ski Pools)
Gadwall 112 (Ski Pool)
Goldeneye 32 (8 drakes; Flamingo Pool)
Little Egret 8
Marsh Harrier 2
Com Buzzard 2
Waxwings have been seen again in and around the green in Cliffe Village, behind the Six Bells Pub.
These totalled 42 on Monday 28th January.
The green has many berry bushes but is surrounded by gardens and houses so please respect the resident's privacy while looking for the birds.
2500 Black tailed Godwit
Osprey. We've had an email in from Scotish Wildlife Trust informing us that a young male Osprey that they ringed and fitted with a satellite tracker has been roosting in North Kent near Northward Hill. If anyone see's an Osprey with a blue leg ring on his left leg, please let us know, as we would like to keep our Scottish colleagues updated with sightings.
Our new Residential Volunteer Luke Wallace was on patrol at Cliffe Pools at the weekend and made the following sightings list.
Black headed Gull
Black Tern (2 Juvs)
Curlew sandpiper (1)
Great Black-backed Gull
Green Sandpiper (8)
Grey Plover (30)
Little Stint (5)
Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Ringed Plover (50+)
Spotted Redshank (1)