Saturday, 25 November 2017

Goring, 25th November 2017

It was a glorious morning but quite a rushed visit as I had to head back late morning to Surrey for a few days. Feeding on the low tide was a Redshank, a Curlew, a Little Egret, 43 Ringed Plovers, 29 Grey Plovers, 91 Dunlin, 27 Turnstones, 11 Sanderlings and 39 Oystercatchers. The sea was quiet but three Wigeon and three Gadwall headed west together, as did 19 very distant auks in the haze, two Gannets and a Red-throated Diver. An adult Mediterranean Gull floated around, three Skylarks were in the fields and the woods held the Treecreeper, a Coal Tit, two Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, two Stock Doves and six Goldcrests.