Overnight gale force SW winds with rain of biblical proportions! Daylight saw the winds eased slightly with some extensive gaps between the very heavy showers.
|It doesn't look it, but these pictures were taken in the teeth of a gale!|
Five Great black-backed Gulls paused while flying out, not as I first thought for a rest (strong headwinds) but to attempt to catch one of the three Great Crested Grebes feeding offshore.
An adult Kittiwake & Gannet 'in'
Also from Pete:
Two redhead Goosander flew high to the north over OE/red nab/wooden Jetty
Razorbill/Guillemot 2 distant out
Kittiwake 1 adult on outflows early pm.
South shore (MD)
Sandwich Tern - 1 first winter bird battled past the wooden jetty 10:20.
|A rubbish picture, but adequate to confirm a quite late record|
Shag - 1 first winter bird out from the saltmarsh before flying west
Common snipe 6
I left before the saltmash was fully covered, so no Jack Snipe