Tuesday 22 December 2009

22nd December 2009

Unsurprisingly there was some cold weather movement today in the continuing frosty conditions. Flocks of 16, 6 ,48 and 2 Lapwings passed the north end heading in a southwesterly direction, and a group of 25 Golden Plover went across the obs going west, and two more parties of 10 each were seen from the north end flying south west.
The Brent were counted at 118 (including the 2 colour ringed birds) although more are probably present. The sea yielded just 2 Shags and 3 Great Crested Grebes, but good counts from the Little Eye area were made of 230 Grey Plover, 1,000 Knot and 1,000 Dunlin.
The female/immature Eider continues to be an attraction close to the island.

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