Tuesday, 19 February 2019

19th February 2019

Weather: SW force 2
The adult male Eider was missing today, but the other 2 were still about. Eight Meadow Pipits were present, 2 of which were making display flights but may have been young birds. A first year Meadow Pipit was ringed,

and a Dunnock and Robin were retrapped, the Dunnock was ringed here as long ago as 2015 and the Robin late last year.

The only definite migrants were 3 Skylarks , one of them on Middle Eye,while 2 Song Thrushes were also on the island.

Wader counts at the high tide included 3,200 Oystercatchers, 800 Dunlin, 40 Ringed Plover and 142 Knot.

Also 91 Redshank, 5 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Bar-tailed Godwits.

...and 50 Turnstone.

Brent seen today were estimated at 150 birds, and a Red-throated Diver was seen on the sea in addition to 800 Common Scoter.
Ringed: 1 Meadow Pipit       [ 3-3 ]

photos JE & AS

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