Tuesday 9 March 2021

9th March 2021

Weather: SW force 0/1

Still very high numbers of Brent are present, 318 today plus 2 dark-bellied individuals. They are likely to be here (slowly decreasing in numbers) for about 4 more weeks.

 Just a single male Eider was seen today.


A Common Snipe flew west over the south end as the tide flooded, and a Peregrine was on the sand east of Middle. A Grey Heron roosted over the tide around the island pond, this can only happen when visitor numbers are very low !

One of the pleasures of staying over the high tide is the certainty of Purple Sandpipers roosting at the north end.
Oystercatchers roosting on Middle numbered 3,800, while other waders counted were 343 Curlew, 140 Turnstone, 70 Redshank. Others noted today were a single Little Egret, 11 Shelduck and 180 Common Scoter. The only definite small  wandering visitor was a Starling.

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