Kilnsea Wetlands – 29/01/2019

A bright start, eventually clouding over, with a gentle southerly breeze blowing. Temperature around three degrees C.

A visit to Kilnsea Wetlands and environs added a few more species to the year-list. Fifteen Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa were on the Wetlands, whilst in the field just north there were several Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria along with six Roe Deer Capreolus capreolus. In field to the west of the Wetlands a single White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons was associating with eight Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus and several Mute Swan Cygnus olor. On the mud-flats from the Crown and Anchor in Kilnsea, 34 Brent Goose Branta bernicla were close in. Good numbers of Knot Calidris canutus were also present.

Birds (32)

Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa
Brent Goose – Branta bernicla
Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Common Gull – Larus canus
Curlew – Numenius arquata
Dunlin – Calidris alpina
Gadwall – Anas strepera
Golden Plover – Pluvialis apricaria
Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula
Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus
Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus
Knot – Calidris canutus
Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Linnet – Linaria cannabina
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Magpie – Pica pica
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus
Pied Wagtail – Motacilla alba yarrellii
Redshank – Tringa totanus
Reed Bunting – Emberiza schoeniclus
Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna
Shoveler – Anas clypeata
Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus
Teal – Anas crecca
White-fronted Goose – Anser albifrons
Whooper Swan – Cygnus cygnus
Wigeon – Anas penelope


Mammals (1)
Roe Deer – Capreolus capreolus