Wednesday 8 November 2017

8th November 2017

Weather: W force 2, later NW 3 clear, cold and sunny
Early in the morning there was a massive flyover of Starlings low over the island towards the north west, the first flock comprised over a thousand birds and smaller groups followed making approximately two thousand in total.
Eleven Wigeon were on the north shore tide edge and 12 Eiders were eventually found when they all gathered at the north end. Only a single Purple Sandpiper was seen, the best waders were a flock of 14 Bar-tailed Godwits flying and another sat by the slipway.  

Generally the paddocks were very quiet although a single Blackbird and 2 Song Thrushes were about and passing through 2 Goldfinches a Chaffinch, 2 Pied Wagtails and about a dozen Meadow Pipits.
photos CJ

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