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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Sunday 23rd February 2020

No electricity here today so no kettle = little coverage. Another windy day. 247 Cormorants went out fishing early. 2 Purps and 2 Snow Bunting at the point. What is presumably the same adult Yellow-legged Gull as last Monday paid a visit although at this time of the year it's difficult to be sure. Blog done via the mobile phone so no photo which saves you looking at more of the same.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Saturday 22nd February 2020

Spring has definitely got going with 3 male Stonechat on the beach opposite the observatory late morning. The incessant windy spell continues. 223 Cormorant headed out to sea fishing. Southbound 5 Brent & 2 Fulmar. 2 Purps & 2 Snow Bunting present & accounted for.


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Friday, 21 February 2020

Friday 21st February 2020

Just 230 Cormorant headed out fishing. 2 Purps & 2 Snow Bunting at the point. Roll on spring !

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

A mere 240 Cormorant went out fishing. Offshore 8 Gannet following a dredger which is notable as we have only one previous record of this species so far this year. Southbound 14 Common Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 2 Shelduck, Brent, Dunlin, Fulmar & Great-crested Grebe in an hours observation. 2 Purps at the point plus the reappearance of 2 Snow Bunting nearby which look suspiciously like the same two last seen 12 days ago suggesting that they hadn't gone far away.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Clear but windy. On the move heading south 72 Black-headed Gull, 8 Skylark, 3 Goldfinch & Siskin. Cormorant feeding movement has been almost non-existent in recent days. On the point 2 Purps & Rock Pipit.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tuesday 18th February 2020

First-winter Black-headed Gulls have been almost non-existent all winter although a few have turned up in recent days.

A sign of spring is 2 Stonechat on the Butts. This species is one of the earliest spring migrants to appear in the last few days of February although this is roughly a week earlier than expected. On the point 3 Purps & Rock Pipit.