Tuesday 1st to Monday 7th February 2011
A fairly predictable week. 9 Shelduck south on 1st, 6 Long-tailed Tits on 3rd, 2 Gadwall south on 6th, 19 Brent's, 6 Teal & a Wigeon south on the 7th. Waders as per January below with 3 Purple Sands on Groyne 19 on the 6th (this is the preferred groyne although they are not always present within our recording area and presumably can be found on any groyne along Felixstowe promenade). Gull numbers again impressive this week with up to 8,000 Common, 3,000 Herring, 700 Black-headed, 150 Great Black-backed and the occasional Lesser Black-backed, Kittiwake & Med Gull present amongst the melee following shipping. As in January, more time is currently being put into site maintenance than birding - if you visit Landguard and see anything that you think we might have missed please let us know so that records can be added onto the site log. Finally please note plenty of work is currently being undertaken on the nature reserve. Visitors are requested to keep clear of areas where men in bright overalls with machines are working - your co-operation is appreciated.