Saturday 13 December 2008

13th December 2008

With a south easterly wind the small waders refused to gather in any numbers for the high tide roost on the main island, there was just a small group on Lion rock as there was yesterday (right). The main roost as always for the several thousand Oystercatchers was on the north end of Middle (above).

The Brents were again put at 130, so maybe the numbers are stabilising. A Shag was on the sea.
Two Blackbirds were on the island, one was previously ringed on 28th November, and like the Song Thrushes yesterday had also put on weight. The other an apparently new bird was ringed today. There are still 5 Song Thrushes about including the partial albino.

The male Snow Bunting is still on Little Eye for those willing to take the short walk across to see it, it is well worth the effort.

(JE) Photos by JE

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