• Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

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Angle Bay – low tide counts and WinGS

We did some low tide counts at Angle Bay this afternoon and ended the day with a WinGS count there.

Highlights included 21 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, c.400 Wigeon, at least 85 Pintails feeding in a tight group, at least 34 Shovelers (quite good total for Angle Bay, probably the highest for 10-years), 700+ Dunlin, c.100 Curlews and a similar number of Oystercatchers, 52 Black-tailed Godwits (mostly at the harbour end), 12 Bar-tailed Godwits (at the eastern end), 70+ Redshanks and 8 Turnstones

Various gull species arrived, many bathing in the freshwater channel pre-roost. Almost all the larger gulls (90-100 Herring and half a dozen GBB) left the bay before dusk and headed across the Milford Haven Waterway towards South Hook. 43 Common Gulls and 384 Black-headed Gulls and a few Herring Gulls eventually settled to roost on the sea at the eastern side of the bay.