Saturday 3 November 2018

3rd November 2018

Weather:  SSE  3-4, vis moderate (12 mls)

Though the wind was from a good direction there was again little vis mig, probably due to the wind strength.  Six Song Thrush were all in the SK paddock at first light, later a Chaffinch was twinking away in there but was not seen.

Just 20 Starling were seen heading west and a Rock Pipit was at the North End, where there were 6 Purple Sandpiper after tide – a doubling of number.

The best of the other waders were  73 Grey Plover (by Little Eye after the tide) , 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 83 Turnstone and 113 Curlew.

Two Eider were briefly in the Gutter as the tide ebbed and 2 Wigeon east of Middle, again briefly. On the sea were 41 Common Scoter and 2 Great Crested Grebe, Brent Geese were spread out and only counted at 164.

A A Grey Heron was again west of the island and 3 Little Egret were present.

Photos by AS

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