Thursday 20 August 2020

Waiting for the winds to stir things up

Steady quite fresh SSE winds all day. Sunny spells and a few light showers

Red Nab towards high water (PW)
Mediterranean gulls - 12 including three juveniles. White and green darvic ringed birds seen, but well out of reading range. Yellow darvic 2nd calendar year bird not seen today.

South shore (MD)
Lapwing numbers quickly growing. Flock of 45 out from saltmarsh.
Linnet numbers also increasing - 19 on saltmarsh
Rock Pipits 2 Red Nab. 1 near lighthouse
Grey seal 1
Mediterranean gull - 19 roosting on rocks at the seaward end of beach near wooden jetty early evening. Two juvenile. Only a handful searching for sand mason worms.

Turnstone moulting to winter plumage.