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Saturday 5th February 2022

A quick wizz around produced 5 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover & 2 Purps. The bulk of the day then spent attending the annual meeting of the Birds Observatories Council in front of the computer as meetings are mostly on line these days.

Friday 4th February 2022

Windy morning with a belt of rain going through. Offshore southbound 4 Brent & Oyk plus northbound a Common Scoter. 3 Ringo, 2 Purps & Turnstone present & accounted for.

Thursday 3rd February 2022

Eel for breakfast anyone - get it down your neck !

Reading this blog will be as tedious for you as it is for me trying to find much different to eulogise about. 5 Turnstone, 2 Purp & Rock Pipit along the river & at the point plus 3 Ringed Plover on the beach. A high flying Skylark was heard going over.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

First Skylark of the year plus a new Song Thrush turned up. Looking offshore, basically, a waste of time. 2 Purps on the point, 2 Rock Pipit & Turnstone on the river bank.

Ringing: 1 Song Thrush

Tuesday 1st February 2022

3 Ringed Plover have returned to investigate the nesting sites - it is suspected that they winter up the nearby estuaries & start popping in from this time of the year onwards to check all's ok.

Offshore southbound 4 Shelduck, & 2 Red-throated Diver with northbound Common Scoter & Fulmar. 3 Turnstone are along the river, 2 Purps at the point & 3 Fieldfare paid a visit.

Monday 31st January 2022

Windy morning. A Great Northern Diver flew south then over towards Harwich with nothing else noted moving offshore. Rock Pipit & Turnstone were along the riverbank.

Sunday 30th January 2022

Glorious calm sunny morning with a bit of a storm surge. Rock Pipit near the point although the higher tide obviously shifted the usual waders. Nowt else of note.