Standing on the sea wall in the drizzle yesterday lunchtime was not very pleasant. It was however the day of the Webs count. Despite the regular shooting at the pools there were quite a few duck present although Wigeon numbers were well down on previous years.
The flooded grassland had quite a few feeding waders including 272 Dunlin and 25 Grey Plover. There were many geese present including nearly 200 Greylag and 13 White-fronted.
Despite the poor visibility there were many birds on the sea. I counted 425 Great Crested Grebe, 94 Common Scoter and a Guillemot sat on the sea. In the background there were 40+ Red-throated Diver either sitting on the sea or flying west.