Friday, 20 January 2017

20th January 2017

Weather: S force 1/2    slight mist
First thing this morning a Snow Bunting was on the path at the north end of Middle, possibly the same bird that has been at Little Eye this week. The rest of the morning was dominated by ducks; a Long-tailed duck swam close to the 3 male Scaup off the north end and nearby were 2 Teal and a Wigeon on the tide edge. Shortly afterwards a female Goldeneye was in the same area.
record shot of Long-tailed Duck
Earlier 40 a flock of 40 Lapwing were flying east towards the mainland and a female Peregrine flew down the west side and later flushed all the birds off the east hoyle. On the shore by Tansky rocks 8,000 Knot swirled in unison early in the day.
Photos CJ

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