Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Carew River and Cosheston Pill this morning

A couple of hours looking at Carew River produced only fairly low numbers of ducks (less than 200 teal and just a handful of wigeon for example) but a great crested grebe at New Shipping Point was slightly unexpected here. About 600 lapwings and 100+ golden plovers were also roosting there.

The estimated number of stock doves in the area was slightly lower than last month, but even so there were in excess of 100 to 120 feeding in the stubbles.
A small part of the stock dove flock near New Shipping Point
A common sandpiper was present near Lawrenny (probably the overwintering individual previously reported higher up the Carew by Richard Ellis).

Cosheston Pill was fairly quiet but a great northern diver was feeding offshore on the falling tide between the slipway and Cosheston Point.

Pembroke Millpond was also fairly quiet, with no obvious presence of scaup or pochard.