Thursday, 17 December 2015

17th December 2015

Weather: SW force 4, rain
A wet morning was not the best day for finding birds, even the sea was quiet with just 6 Great Crested Grebes and 50 Common Scoters found apart from the many Cormorants diving off the north end. A single Pied Wagtail arrived in off the sea (below) and a Rock Pipit was also at the north end of the island.
The Linnets continue to flock this late in the year, today 42 were present, while decent wader counts included 67 Bar-tailed Godwits, 25 Grey Plovers and 200 Sanderling. The blue and red ringed Brent and a single dark-bellied bird are still here among the hundred or so gathered together this morning.
(AEH,CJ et al)      photo CJ

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