Very heavy overnight rain continued till lunchtime, it then remained mainly dry but still overcast. The SSE wind was quite strong, but warm. It was 12C in the afternoon.
|Male and female Gadwall and Tufted on "no swimming" pond|
|Two of the lighthouse area birds|
|Janet took this nice shot of a male Red-breasted Merganser |
taking off from Red Nab
|This shot shows its back, dark markings on a pale background |
In my book, that makes this a female
(male have pale markings on a dark background)
|There are 14 snipe plus 5 Redshank on this picture,|
but you'll probably need to open the image to see them all
|This one ran out of rock to stand on|
|These are 5 of the PBB. Amazingly, even at this range you can just|
make out that the 2nd and 3rd birds from the left have red/blue rings.