Monday, 1 November 2021

1st November 2021

Weather: WSW force 8/9 at dawn, very slowly decreasing during the day, W 5 by late afternoon, heavy rain in the morning, some heavy showers later.

A truly appalling day of weather especially in the morning meant our intrepid observer spent a lot of time in the obs, observing through the open door and keeping warm. 

A pair of Red-breasted Mergansers spent a long period in the gutter after the tide, the lack of the usual post tide disturbance from visitors (due to the foul weather) was a bonus enabling them to be photographed. 


The Chaffinch, probably the same bird as yesterday, was still in the obs garden, but understandably there were no new migrants today. Counted on the east sands after the ebb were 252 Shelduck, 54 Curlew and 42 Sanderling, while in the gutter feeding were 72 Redshank, 24 Turnstone, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Little Egret and a Knot. Oystercatchers fed on the slipway at the north end.

 and Brent relaxed in the sunshine.

 Cormorants numbered 254 on sea and shore and a pair of Common Scoters also shared the sea.

 Photos AS

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