Monday, 19 December 2016

19th December 2016

Weather:  South 0/1 increasing later, vis 5mls also increasing

A large mixed flock of waders were on the north shore consisting mainly of Bar-tailed Godwits (c 700) with Grey Plover (60), Dunlin (200), Knot (145) and Redshank (143).  They were put up by a Peregrine and only the Redshank returned.  Curlew numbered 37.

The Scaup was again off the north end and 62 Common Scoter were further out.

The Brent Geese were mainly on the whaleback and were counted at 120.

A Pied Wagtail was at the north end, 3 Rock Pipits were around the island, also a Meadow Pipit, 6 Wrens, 2 Robin and a Dunnock.  A Little Egret and 2 Grey Heron were also noted.

A single Atlantic Grey Seal was hauled out on a ledge on the west side of the north end, with no way off until the tide rose again!

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