Friday, 10 February 2017


6th Feb.

No camera today as it was very overcast and not a day for photos and after the first few minutes I saw two peregrines on a pylon and two pylons beyond a raven, a good start. Nothing much more exciting than that but a fairly good haul of common stuff with 51 species seen over the morning. In front of the pumping station were c.250 brents and 9 shelduck plus in the area lots of dunlin, plus small numbers of redshank, barwits, turnstones and ringed plovers. A count of 11 black-tailed godwits by the old 'island' and 26 great crested grebes and 2 red-throated divers further out.  

On the plots I walked the east and west tracks but didn't find much except in the dykes which held 7 mallard, 5 teal, 4 gadwall and 1 little grebe. It was good to see a nice fox along the path.

On the edge of the LNR I found another little grebe, a couple of stonechats, 1 mipit and strained the ears to tick off skylark plus robin, dunnock and heron. further out I counted another 140 shelduck.

Bar-tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher from sunnier days! 

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