Weather: SE 1 vis 5 mls with mist around the
At first light 186 Pink-footed Geese flew over from Wales
........... much later another 6 followed. Brent Geese were counted at 182.
Five Grey Heron roosted over tide with 4 on the north end
of Middle and the fifth on Little Eye.
The 74 Turnstone present included a colour ringed bird which
has been wintering here for at least 10 years now. Other waders included
a Bar-tailed Godwit, 80 Redshank, 130 Curlew and 7 Purple Sandpiper.
Red-throated Diver and 19 Great Crested Grebe were off the North End with the
ever present Eider which seems to have a damaged wing.
A Woodpigeon landed briefly in the pittospurum in the obs garden, 3 Dunnock
were present and a Pied Wagtail was at the North End.
It was lovely to see a flock of 16 Linnet arrive to bathe in
the trackway puddles, they were joined by 6 Meadow Pipit.
The only mammals seen today were Grey Seals and one had been
stranded by the tide by Middle, when disturbed by visitors it laboriously made
its way down the Gutter back to the sea.
There was however, evidence of the Fox being active
throughout the Christmas period.