Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Still in winter mode

A contrast between two sites today - here and the Snab.  Here was an 'as you were' with everything seen seemingly in habitual winter mode, whilst the Snab produced a whole heap of things starting to move: e.g. three Ringed Plover, 4 Golden Plover, a Dunlin and a gang of 5 pristine Lesser Black-backed Gull inland, joining the winter fare.  Just a reminder that all pics are from the day in question unless stated otherwise - we don't dig things out of the library to decorate daily postings where no pics are available - this is a 'diary blog'

Chough - first two fields all day by the look of it!  Thanks Janet:

Iceland Gull - e.g. around the SW corner of the harbour at least some of the time over the tide today
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - the two awol at HT (under Heysham Head??) but back on the skeer off the horse paddocks from about 1320 on as the tide was well down
Stonechat - female OE foreshore along saltmarsh

Nothing other than Eider on the sea despite a fair few 'sweeps'