Saturday 24 February 2024

24th February 2024

 Weather: SE force 2/3, then W 3

The only bird of note was a Sparrowhawk which zapped through the SK paddock going south and was not seen again. A quiet day then but a sunny one for a pleasent change and the breeding birds appreciated it with Wrens singing, Blackbirds visiting a probable nest site and Meadow Pipits doing display flights in several places. A single Skylark passed by. It was a high tide mid-morning and 50 Redshank roosted in Niffy bay with 90 Turnstone and a single Bar-tailed Godwit.


 Among some of the other waders logged were 40 Sanderling, 30 Grey Plover and 9 Purple Sandpipers. The 3 Eiders rested on the whaleback.

There are still a large number of Brent around the islands, 424 were counted today and 3 Red-throated Divers with 80 Common Scoter that were mostly out to sea.

 The Kestrel is still here and there was just a single Grey Heron.

 Photos AS

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