Tuesday, 6 February 2018

6th February 2018

Weather: WSW force 2,  light snow all morning, cold
Relatively calm but cold this morning with snow falling to enhance the experience for the observers, and the birds including the Eiders (still 6).
A complete count of the Brent was possible as the entire flock (261) floated slowly passed the island early on. Thirty eight Bar-tailed Godwits fed on the north shore along with about 30 Sanderling, 10 Knot, and 5 Grey Plover (with 42 more south of little Eye) , but just a single Purple Sandpiper was found at the low tide.
Around 100 Common Scoter were on the sea off to the north but little else.
Small residents included single Blackbird and Song Thrush, 2 Robins, a Rock Pipit and 3 Meadow Pipits on Middle.
photo CJ & AEH

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