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December 2013 Sightings
3rd December 2013 - Tuesday
Work on improving the wader habitat and the footpath at Kilnsea Wetlands will commence this week, the work should take about a week and the footpath may be closed while work is carried, out, we apologise for the inconvenience
Migration/sea-watch 08.15-11.00. Cloudy all day with a force 1-2 S wind.
Another quiet day, birds seen included 2 Goldeneye, 34 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 4 Little Egret, 265 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and 3 Redwing.
2nd December 2013 - Monday
No watches. Hazy sunshine with light high thin clouds and a light variable wind.
A very quiet day, birds noted today were 3 Whooper Swan, 5 Teal, 2 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 10 Linnet and 36 Snow Bunting.
1st December 2013 - Sunday
Migration/sea-watch 07.55-09.55. Mainly sunny with a light N-NE wind.
The highlight was a Spoonbill which flew north and is the first ever December record, and a Common Buzzard is also a good in December. Over the sea were 1 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Eider, 3 Common Scoter, 44 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet, 3 Dunlin, 4 Skylark and 1 Snow Bunting.
Other birds present included 3 Whooper Swan, 2 Pale-bellied Brents, 360 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 32 Snow Buntings.
Dunlin. Justin Carr
Snow Buntings. Justin Carr
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