Monday, 14 November 2016

14th November 2016

Weather: S 2/3 vis 10 mls, light rain clearing later

Another seal was found hauled out today, this time in the cove at the south end of Middle Eye – a very unusual spot but it was a young Grey Seal and may have just made a mistake, no injuries were noted and it was gone after the tide.

A 2 hour sea watch yielded c 5,000 Common Scoter, 500 Cormorant 3 Red-throated Diver and 14 Great Crested Grebe.

There were more Wrens about today with 12 counted along with 2 Blackbirds 7 Robin and 2 Rock Pipit.

The Brent geese were strung out between Little Eye and Red Rocks over the tide with a good count of 1 dark and 207 pale bellied along with 14 Shelduck.
Oystercatchers numbered 8,000 over the tide and 39 Turnstone roosted along with 10 Purple Sandpipers in purple pockets on the west side of the island.

After the tide 5 Grey Plover, 20 Curlew, 21 Bar-tailed Godwits and 45 Redshank were counted . Three Little Egrets and a Grey Heron were also present.

Photo by CCS

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