Thursday, 21 September 2017

21st September 2017

Weather: SE force 3/4, drizzle then rain, later clearing WNW 3
Passing flocks this morning of 30 Canada and 60 Pinkfeet geese came overhead, while 3 Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest, a male Blackcap and 2 Wheatears were the small arrivals today.
 A sea watch over the tide found 10 Red-throated Divers, 10 Guillemots and 8 Great Crested Grebes, and waders in good numbers included 6,500 Oystercatchers, 500 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 65 Curlew 150 Redshanks, and 20 Ringed Plovers.
 Only 5 Sandwich Terns could be found, the 2 Brent are still about, also 2 Rock Pipits and a Kestrel.

photos AEH

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