Thursday, 18 December 2014

18th December 2014

Weather: SW force 6/7 squalls
Some counts from Little Eye on the ebb tide were 3,500 Oystercatchers, 1,600 Dunlin, 350 Knot, 180 Curlew, 20 Grey Plover and 30 Ringed Plover.  The Brent were very approachable at this state of the tide

Oystercatcher and Curlew

Purple Sandpipers continue to be scarce on the island this year with just 4 found today. Seventy Turnstones and 50 Redshank were around the island and a single Bar-tailed Godwit. Also noted were a Kestrel, 3 Blackbirds and a single Linnet.
(DB,AEH)     photos AEH

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