Sunday, 16 December 2018

16th December 2018

Weather: still air at dawn, then SW force 2

A brief visit across before dawn (with Venus shining brilliantly) thankfully found very little evidence of any damage due to yesterdays storm. Among the 178 Brent was colour ringed 'HSBW', ringed in Ireland 10 years ago and first seen here 8 years ago. About 100 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south distantly over Wirral.
Six Field Voles snuggled under shelter, a good number for this time of year. A single Purple Sandpiper was among the Turnstones, a few dozen Redshanks were in the gutter with 15 Dunlin and 2 Grey Plover.
Around the gardens and paddocks were 2 each of Wren, Dunnock and Song Thrush.
photos AEH, CJ

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