Monday, 22 November 2021

22nd November 2021

 Weather: NE force 2, WNW 1/2 in the afternoon

Three Swans flew east between Little Eye and Middle at first light but it was too dark to identify the species. The light north easterly brought 3 Starlings and 2 Skylarks to the island and possibly a few of the 10 Wrens and 7 Robins were also new. The large count of 342 Brent included a dark-bellied bird. Also seen in large numbers were 858 Cormorants mostly flying out to sea in the early morning, and a total of 83 Shelduck, while the calm sea enabled 42 Great Crested Grebes to be seen mainly off to the west of the island. Three Red-throated Divers and 27 Common Scoter were also sea sightings. Fourteen Purple Sandpipers roosted the tide in 3 different places around the island.

 Other waders included 48 Ringed Plover on the reef south of Middle, 6,500 Knot, 600 Dunlin, 177 Curlew, 20 Grey Plover, 148 Turnstone, 105 Redshank and a Bar-tailed Godwit.


 The Kestrel was keeping an eye on the proceedings.

 Photos AS

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