Thursday, 13 February 2014

13th February 2014

Weather:- WNW force 4/6
One Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Divers, 64 Common Scoters, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Guillemots,2 Razorbills, 3 Goldeneye, 240 Turnstone, 7 Purple Sandpipers, 1 Little Egret, 1 Peregrine. On the island 2 Dunnocks (1 singing), 4 Robins, 3 Blackbirds and a Song Thrush.
Counts from the east hoyle sands :- 384 Curlew, 60 Grey Plover, 2,000 Dunlin, 8,000 Herring Gull,
A Jack Snipe was flushed from the edge of the spartina in the recording area.
The tide was earlier and higher than predicted after the 'hurricane force' winds of yesterday and there was some damage to fences and buildings.

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