Weather: ESE force 4/5 fog early later SE 5 with mist
Pink-footed Geese could be heard calling in the dark
around Tanskeys, as the sky started to lighten 140 flew over the observer on
Little Eye, leaving the estuary. A Woodcock was put up from the main path on
Middle, a good start to a bitterly cold day. Probably the same group of 15 Wigeon as seen yesterday
were feeding at the edge of the East Hoyle, while 6 Eider were noted including 2 immature males.
and a female Mallard flew south over the sand.
At the north end a Scoter was swimming in a pool on the Whaleback and 3 female Teal were near the slipway.
Three Starlings passed through and 6 Blackbirds were present, as were the regular waders including 6 Purple Sandpipers and 700 Oystercatchers.