Saturday, 3 December 2016

3rd December 2016

Weather: E force 1, some mist

Three different colour ringed Brents were noted this morning and the Scaup was still about the island. Three Redwings were present and a Fieldfare flew in landed briefly in the pittosporum bush before continuing off south over middle, 3 Starlings also flew south down the west side. A good total of 309 Bar-tailed Godwits were counted, also 3 Wigeon and 3 Little Egrets, while on the sea were 800 Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Red-throated Diver. 

A Grey seal was hauled out at the north end (above).

Ringed: 1 Wren (right)          [ 521-30 ]

photos JE

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