Monday, 23 January 2017

23rd January 2017

Weather: SE 0/1 vis 3 mls mist clearing later.
Today saw an increase in Scaup with 3 males and 2 females off the north end, nearby were 9 Shelduck and 76 Common Scoter were counted off the north shore along with 6 Great Crested Grebe. Brents around the islands were about 250.
Turnstone numbered 66 with a colour ringed bird from 07/08 amongst them, there were 118 Redshank, 48 Grey Plover (38 flew south), 60 Dunlin and just 2 Purple Sandpiper. Oystercatcher numbers were approx 5,000.
A Grey Heron was on the west side, the regular few Robins, Wrens and a Dunnock on the island were joined briefly by a single Linnet.

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