Friday 20 December 2019

20th December 2019

Weather: SSE  1  vis 10 mls, by mid day NW  3-4 vis 5 mls with drizzle becoming rain.

Redwing were moving above the shore before dawn and 2 Blackbird with  at least 3 Song Thrush were on the island. The only other passerines about were 2 Meadow Pipit.

The calm sea enabled a count of 460 Common Scoter but just 1 Great Crested Grebe. A single Purp was at the north end, 65 Bar-tailed Godwit came down and landed briefly with the 500 Dunlin on the North Shore.
Five  Wigeon were at the bottom of the gutter, again only briefly before flying north.
A solitary Shoveler was found on the sea just west of the Lagoon, it seemed to have a damaged wing.
 photos AS

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