Sunday 7 April 2024

7th April 2024

 Weather: SW force 8

 Another day, another gale. An afternoon visit found 6 phylloscopus warblers still on the island, probably left over from saturday. The birds were buffeted about and kept low as possible in the paddocks and gardens and were therefore difficult to see well enough to assign to species. The single Starling however was easy to see as it hung about the obs garden most of the afternoon. 

A single Wheatear was still here and found shelter on the east side. Twelve Gannets fished in the swash (west side), 260 Common Scoter were noted this afternoon and Sandwich terns have arrived in force in the last 2 days, there were 130 today, many were resting on the east hoyle.

The stand out number amongst the waders were 110 Bar-tailed Godwit. The four Eider present didn't really seen care much about the wind.

it was a lot more calm in the evening


 Photos AS

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