Monday 18 December 2017

18th December 2017

Weather: WNW 1/2  calm later, vis 5 mls

There were 2 Grey Herons present, with one flying up from the pond as observers arrived.

Brent Geese spent the tide on the water around the islands and a good count of 311 was made, also about were six Great Crested Grebe, five Eider, 24 Common Scoter and 18 Shelduck.

A Herring Gull on the North End looked like it had been stood up, although it waited with a gift for about 10 minutes.

Roosting over the tide were 6,500 Oystercatcher, 100 Turnstone and three Purple Sandpiper.

On the East Hoyle after tide were 300 Dunlin, 100 Grey Plover, 30 Ringed Plover, 94 Curlew and 80 Redshank. A flock of Knot estimated at 7,000 were in the air just south of Little Eye.

A male and a female Blackbird, together with four Song Thrush were around the gardens, also 18 Meadow Pipit.

A single Skylark flew overhead.  

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