Monday, 8 January 2018

8th January 2017

Weather : SSE 0/1  A cold and frosty start to the day but almost flat calm.

 A quiet day compared to yesterday but the 6 Eider are still present close to the islands and well out off the East Hoyle was a seventh in the form of a lovely male, 44 Common Scoter were also around the same area.
Below the Obs garden 39 Ringed Plover were feeding, other waders included 28 Grey plover, 52 Dunlin, 3 Bar Tailed Godwit  and about 100 Turnstone. A nice surprise was a lone Lapwing at the North End, on the rocks by the slipway. Just west of the South End slipway a single Heron was hunting in the pools.
The Song Thrushes today numbered 4, with a Blackbird, 1 Rock Pipit and the usual Wrens & Robins also about the island. A single Skylark flew over.  
photos AS

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