Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Brent again

Pale-bellied Brent - minimum 13
14:00 at least 5 amongst the rocks in front of the children's play area, just north of Knowlys road.
14:15 to 16:00 13 in the SE corner of Heysham skeer, alternating between feeding on the shallow water and wading ashore to feed in various drains and pools.
At this stage, the water in the corner was shallow enough for them to reach the gut weed below.

Feeding in a drain. This picture is taken from skeer, the pale brown wall is the children's play area. The rocks in the middle distance are where the inshore birds feed.

No sign of the Shag this afternoon, presumably it had already fed.

Middleton Nature Reserve
Gadwall 32
Teal 4
Goldcrest 1