Sunday 1 November 2020

Not much change

The winds were still strong from SW, but not quite as strong as yesterday. Showers in the morning, then almost constant and increasingly heavy rain from lunchtime onwards.

Pete took this shot of a solitary Black-Tailed Godwit
On the heliport roost.

Saltmarsh just before high water (11:30)
Wigeon 134
Mallard 2
Common Snipe 8
Jack Snipe 2 confirmed, 1 probable
Ringed Plover 3
Redshank c100
Linnet c50
Some of the Linnet

Middleton Nature Reserve
Just a quick check of the "no swimming" pond at lunchtime 
Gadwall 28
Shoveller 6
Little Grebe 1

This Herring Gull was waiting out the tide on Ocean Edge, its upper mandible is overgrown. It looks like it has had some trauma at the base of the lower mandible, which may be the cause. But, apart from that it looks fine (MD)