Thursday, 13 February 2020

13th February 2020

Weather:W force 1, then NW 4/5
Waders were much in evidence on a high tide visit with 4,000 Oystercatchers roosting on Middle with 650 Herring Gulls (3,500 were on the west hoyle later), 700 Knot , 88 Curlew, 26 Ringed Plover and 7 Purple Sandpiper. Sea birds on the high tide included 350 Common Scoter, 4 Great Crested Grebs and a Red-throated Diver. A Skylark landed on the island and fed both at the north and south end, while also noted were 2 Song Thrushes, 1 Blackbird, 6 Wrens, 2 Robins, 3 Meadow Pipits and a Rock Pipit. Six Short-tailed Field Voles were noticed also was the Fox as it crossed the SK paddock.

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