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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Super Moon looking more normal this morning.

1,570 Cormorant headed out fishing this morning. Offshore southbound 4 Guillemot, 4 Teal, 2 Shelduck, Curlew & Gannet plus a handful of Red-throated Diver coming & going. Walk around produced just the female Stonechat at the north end but nothing else noteworthy.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Monday 21st January 2019

Blood Moon at 0600 hrs about 45 mins after the total lunar eclipse.

After yesterday's huge Cormorant count just 17 went out to sea this morning - I am not sure I will ever work out what's going on. Signs of spring on a glorious frosty morning were 12 Magpies together having a good old chin wag in a "Magpie Parliament" so lets just hope that they talk more sense than our lot. 5 Linnets on site & Goldcrest still with us but that's your lot.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Sunday 20th January 2019

The Cormorants have been missing the last couple of mornings but returned with a vengeance when 3,400 went out on mass down the river early on (this is just short of our record count from last November). Glorious, frosty, winters morning. 3 Turnstone and the camera shy Rock Pipit were along the river bank, 2 Stonechat on the Butts & the overwintering Goldcrest in the observatory compound.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Saturday 19th January 2019

Offshore prior to this months litter pick southbound 45 Kitts, 9 Red-throated Diver & 3 Guillemot with northbound 13 Red-throats plus a Guilley on the sea. The 2 Stonechat were by Manor Terrace car park but if this blog is getting a bit repetitive for you to read then think of the poor sod writing it, let alone trying to take a daily photo !

Friday, 18 January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

A very short time looking out to sea produced a handful of Red-throated Diver heading north. 2 Brent flew south whilst having a brief walk around the site on which the pair of Stonechat were still at the far end. A Woodcock was disturbed in the observatory compound late morning.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

January Litter Pick

Litter pick this Saturday 19th January 0930 hrs start. Usual arrangements. Further information on events page.

Thursday 17th January 2019

1,800 Cormorants went out fishing first thing. Offshore southbound 7 Red-throated Diver & 2 Guillemot with northbound 58 Red-throats, 4 Guillemot & Oyk plus a Marsh Harrier coming in off then up the river plus a Fulmar heading down river back to the open sea where it belongs at this time of the year. On site 3 Ringed Plover & 3 Turnstone on the beach and point, 2 Stonechat at the north end plus a single Linnet.