Monday, 29 January 2018

29th January 2018

Weather:  WNW force 4/5  drizzle
A brief visit mid-morning to check the island out found the 6 Eiders still showing well.
Waders seen included 2 Purple Sandpipers, 40 Turnstone, 3,000 Knot, 6,000 Oystercatchers, 1,000 Dunlin, 26 Grey Plover, 150 Sanderling and 50 Redshank.
In addition to the waders and Brent Geese (below) a Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Wrens and a Rock Pipit were some of the regular winter birds found this morning.
 An encouraging sign of spring was in the form of Snowdrops now showing in the obs garden.
 photos AEH

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