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Bird spotting notes

Here are a few bird notes from my recent visit in November.

Brent Geese – numbers are building; now over 200.
Canada Geese – a huge flock of over 400 in the area; these sometimes move along the coast.
Teal – over 50 on Sturt Pond.
Little Egret – 4 counted across the patch.
Golden Plover – a flock of 43 counted in Keyhaven River.
Whimbrel – 1 at Hurst.
Black-tailed Godwit – a flock of around 120 in Keyhaven River.
Turnstones – a total of 44 counted across the patch.
Dunlin – one flock of around 200 on the marsh.
Redshank – a small flock of 25 on high water roost.
Merlin – 1 adult female chasing Dunlin across the marsh (Did not catch any while watching).

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