Thursday, 9 February 2012

9th February 2012

Another bitterly cold and dull day where the temperature struggled to reach positive figures all day.

Waders numbers were again impressive with 4,000 each of Knot and Dunlin, 500 Sanderling, 450 Grey Plover and 40 Bar-tailed Godwits off the East Hoyle sandbank. 19 Purple Sandpipers and 83 Turnstone roosted in Niffy Bay over the tide.

A single female Eider and a Great Crested Grebe were noted on the sea.

Two Song Thrushes remain on the island and one was caught in the Newton trap and ringed. Up to five Shags roosted on Middle Eye over the high tide.


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