Saturday 16th December 2017

Our final boat trip of the 2017 season ended in style with a cracking morning of birding in cold but sunny conditions.

Highlights included the following:-

1 Scaup (Female off eastern end of Osea Island)
16 Common Scoter
30 Goldeneye
35 Red-breasted Merganser
5 Great Northern Diver
8 Little Grebe
2 Black-necked Grebe (1 Tollesbury Channel, 1 Rolls Farm)
2 Shag (Adults off West Mersea)
1 Glossy Ibis (In flight on north shore of Salcott Channel)
1 Red Kite (Flew north over River Blackwater from St. Lawrence to Rolls Farm)
9 Marsh Harrier
1 Buzzard
2 Kestrel, 170 Avocet (120 Tollesbury Channel, 50 Salcott Channel)
1 Guillemot (East of Rolls Farm )