Thursday, 13 November 2014

13th November 2014

Weather: SE force 4/5, later 6/7
News was received today from Stapley gardens rehabilitation centre regarding the Pomarine Skua taken into care (see 7th Nov), sadly it died at the centre and an autopsy revealed it had been suffering from a fungal infection of the lungs, and no amount of care could have prevented this. The obs staff were commended on all that they did on it's behalf since it was found to give it the best chance. The Brent Geese are now up to 140 strong, today they were at the north end. A flock of 150 Starlings flew west and 60 Bar-tailed Godwits were on the north shore, otherwise very little else this morning.

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