A fresh SSW wind all day. Very low cloud in the morning with some light showers. The rain becoming heavy and persistent by the afternoon.
|Just 1 Common Snipe visible here|
|There are 3 Common Snipe visible in this clump|
34 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (including the two regular Canadian colour-ringed birds) and
2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese close to the promenade off Whinnysty Lane at 3.00 pm.
I had a look from the promenade a little later, even so it was almost dark with the heavy rain. Unfortunately just as I arrived a particularly boisterous dog managed to flush everything, from both sides of the play area, resulting in a flock of 45 Brent geese. Most were Pale-bellied, it was not possible to pick out any dark-bellied as they flew further out, with their backs towards me. Brent numbers here tend to peak on the neap tides, we are moving back towards spring tides now. Anyway, it should be better viewing weather tomorrow afternoon. (MD)