A better variety

The Southwesterlies continue to increase. Some very heavy showers, some of hail, but some sunny periods as well.

Check of the sea, from Pete
Kittiwake 14 out - record from yesterday morning

This morning:
Guillemot 2
Razorbill 1
Razorbill/Guillemot 5
Kittiwake 1 juvenile blogging plus distant outbound flock of at least 5

South Shore - high water 09:30 
Rock Pipit 1 on Ocean Edge foreshore 
Wigeon 115 on Red Nab
Mediterranean gull 1 on Red Nab.
Mediterranean gull (top) with BHGs and Wigeon

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Little grebe - at least 3 on "no swimming" pond, still a few skirmishes, but not as frantic as yesterday.
Gadwall 7
Shoveller 5
Teal 4
male Teal seen through the bushes


Goldeneye 1 female - first record this year since a male on the skeer on 2nd January (it seems like another lifetime!)
Initially on the main pond

Then moved to the "no swimming" pond
Female Goldeneye with three of the Shoveller