Sunday, 8 November 2009

8th November 2009

A Raven was being mobbed by the crows at the marine lake car park this morning (left), and it or another was seen from the island to fly over Middle Eye later. Also over the shore were several finches high up at least one of which by the call was a Brambling.
Very little on the island just single Blackbird, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, and Greenfinch, 2 Dunnocks (below), and 7 Robins, with 4 Skylarks and 5 Starlings passing through, all a little disappointing for a north easterly wind at this time of year.

On the sea was only a single Great Crested Grebe and several Common Scoter moving about distantly. Purple Sandpipers (5 seen) and Brent Geese (102) were hard to count at low tide, the Brent also being affected by human activities (left).
Later on just before the tide a Great Northern Diver was observed by one member flying across Little Eye.
Ringed:- 1 Song Thrush.
(DB+ESCA, CJ,NDW,PSW,SRW,+ CJW,TGW) [581] photos CJ

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