Saturday 20 January 2018

20th January 2018

Weather: SE force 0/1  Rain mid-morning to early afternoon
For a change little wind today but steady rain which encouraged members and our visitor friends from Woolston to spend most of the time in the sea hide. Seabirds present included 350 Common Scoter (many close to the island), 4 Red-throated Divers and 6 Great Crested Grebes.
A count of 9 Purple Sandpipers was above average for this winter, while other small waders were at a premium, interestingly the only Ringed Plover seen spent most of the day actively feeding along the main island path.
A massive roost of 7,500 Oystercatchers were on the north end of Middle and the 6 Eiders stayed around the islands at high tide. The only passerines were 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Meadow Pipit, 4 Blackbirds, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Wrens and 2 Robins
photos CJ

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