Sunday 31 December 2023

31st December 2023

 Weather:  SSE force 3/4. Rain showers


The female Kestrel continues to hunt for Short-tailed Field Voles but didn’t appear to have any success today.


 Numerous signs of a Fox suggested the vole population may be getting reduced. Good numbered of waders roosted around the island over high tide with a total of 15 Purple Sandpipers split between three roost sites.


   At least 180 Turnstones were also present along with 32 Knot and 30 Redshank.

Very few passerines were around today with a single darvic ringed Rock Pipit (CAC) being seen at the north end where it usually hangs out. A male Blackbird frequented the SK paddock and three Wrens were logged along with a single Robin and Dunnock. The sea was very quiet with only the 5 regular Eider being logged along with a single Great Crested Grebe, 5 Common Scoter and as normal many gulls


 Photos PSW

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