Friday, 9 February 2018

9th February 2018

Weather:  NW 4-5 (increasing to 6-7), 5/8 cloud, moderate vis

A wet start to the day resulted in a late arrival of observers to the islands and unsurprisingly the weather conditions were not conducive for observing.

However, small numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover were noted sheltering to the east of the reef between Little and Middle on the way over and the six Eider were in the mouth of the gutter.

The pale-bellied Brent Geese were more difficult to count than recently, like everything else (including observers) hunkering down out of the biting wind; this Curlew using the rock in the gutter to find some shelter.

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