Wednesday 1 January 2020

1st January 2020

Weather: S force 0/1     some mist
The first visit of  2020 estimated 220 Brent about the islands with lots of waders including 8,000 Oystercatcher, 10,000 Knot, 3,500 Dunlin, 450 Sanderling, 240 Curlew, 95 Turnstone, 83 Grey Plover, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 6 Purple Sandpiper. Four Red-throated Divers, 80 Common Scoter and 6 Great Crested Grebes were the first sea birds of the year. Passerines noted were 3 Song Thrushes, 2 Robins and a single Rock Pipit. The Magpie has stayed on the island now into another year.

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