Thursday, 31 January 2019

31st January 2019

Weather: SE force 2, heavy frost
 A very cold morning with sea ice on the beach after the tide.

Waders were everywhere as the tide ebbed. Two Common Snipe were found and lots of the usual species: 5,000 Oystercatchers, 1,000 Knot, 120 Grey Plover, 20 Turnstones, 10 Sanderling, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 300 Dunlin and 60 Ringed Plover.
also 120 Redshank,

and 40 Curlew
 The 200 or so Brent were all around the island and the 2 Eiders were both present.
A Red-throated Diver and 11 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea with a couple of Common Scoter.

A Skylark and 2 Rock Pipits were also logged this morning, along with 2 Little Egrets and a Grey Heron..
photos JE & AEH

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