Wetland Bird Surveys
WeBS, British Trust for Ornithology partners, has been running for over 50 years and monitors waterbird populations in the UK. Counts are carried out at over 2,000 wetland sites. Counts are usually undertaken on a single day each month. Two local WeBS Volunteers are now carrying out monthly surveys at the Marina. The first was on Sunday, 18th of November. The result was 9 waterbird species, including the Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck and Gadwall and 10 other species, including Goldfinches, Dunnock and Greenfinch.
The second count was on Sunday 16th December. The same species of Wetland Birds were seen, to which were added a Kingfisher. We now have two or three regularly visiting Kingfishers, so it was nice of one to put in an appearance at the opportune moment on the Sunday!
Moorers and members of the local community are welcome to join the walk – it’s interesting and informative and useful for those who choose to bring a camera and binoculars.