Weather: NNE force 5
The only unexpected bird today was put up from the rocks east of Middle early morning, the single Lapwing flew up but came down again on the reef. In the last couple of years the Purple Sandpiper have taken to roosting in various places, often seperately, but today 13 were all together sheltering from the cold wind (11 in photo with 4 Turnstone).
There were only about 250 Brent noted today, but more will still be here.
Four Eider were noted today, including 2 adult males.
West of Little Eye as the tide made were 130 Grey Plover,
3,000 Knot and 60 Curlew. There was not much on the sea to the north but
80 Common Scoter were counted and singles of Red-throated Diver and
Great Crested Grebe flew west. Our loyal Kestrel still shows well to visitors.