|Part of the Outfall|
In particular Tufted Duck in a week have gone from 3 birds to a staggering 387, no Scaup but with the continued cold spell, definitely a possibility.
|Tufties on the edge of the mud|
Shoveler, Gadwall and Teal have all massively increased but surprisingly Shelduck numbers were quite low with only 26 birds seen, very likely packed out at Barking Bay.
Black Tailed Godwits were again present with 11 birds feeding on the mud, also had a very high flock of Golden Plover going south west @ 11.45am, numbering around 200 birds, in 2 V formation flocks.
Gadwall – 116
Shoveler – 202
Teal – a massive 515, 400 on the Thames with another 115 down the creek
Mallard – 118
Curlew - 1
Redshank – 129
Also around 40 Pied Wagtails and 5 Grey Wagtails were seen on the Sewage Works.