Monday, 22 January 2018

22nd January 2018

Weather: West 3-4, 8/8 cloud, drizzle

A similarly damp morning this morning saw 312 Pale-belled Brent Geese including two of the colour-ringed birds and the five Eiders remained.

Nine Pintail flew in off the sea from the North and flew up the estuary.

Wader numbers were good with 6,500 Knot, 2,000 Dunlin, 180 Sanderling and 29 Grey Plover.  A single Peregrine was sat on the rocks south of Little Eye after the tide.

The most noteworthy record of the day was a very fresh deceased Harbour Porpoise found on the shore south east of Little Eye.  The only bird taking interest in the body was a Great Black-backed Gull which showed a passing interest.  Photos by SRW

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