Wednesday, 25 January 2017

25th January 2017

Weather: SE force 4, slight mist
Five Scaup were about the island (3males and 2 females) and there was a very high count of 270 Brent Geese, mostly when they were between Little Eye and Tanskeys. Three Purple Sandpipers and 62 Turnstones were noted, also 7 Great Crested Grebes and 25 Common Scoter. On the ebb tide wader counts from the east hoyle included: 4,500 Oystercatchers, 420 Grey Plovers, 320 Curlew, 264 Bar-tailed Godwits and 170 Redshank on the north shore.

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