Wetland bird count started with a bang. The first birds that were seen from Fenham le Moor hide was a black tailed godwit being persued by at immature peregrine! Fortunately after a 3-4 minute chase the godwit got away. This put a smile on my face as they are a favourite of mine. The wigeon flock was at least 8,000 strong with supporting cast of pintail (29), light bellied brent (1239), pink footed goose (73) as well as a good selection of waders.
Other species included little egret (2), wall brown (5+), common dater (1) and a large number of grey seal (800+)