Strong wind all day, starting from south then moved SW. heavy showers throughout the day, but less frequent by the afternoon.
Two orange flagged Knot were read on heliport wall - details awaited.
Whooper Swan - 13, including 2 juvenile were heading south before the heavy rain forced them to land on the sea out from Knowlys Rd (thanks to Mr Sharples for this record). 4 adult south 14:40.
Saltmarsh - high water 11:00.
Today's 9.08 metre high tide would not normally cover the saltmarsh, but with the southerly wind driving it in and the low atmospheric pressure, it did.
Common Snipe 2 (almost certainly more flushed earlier)
Jack Snipe 2
The only bird found to be sheltering in the harbour, was this Redwing!
|The eye stripe breaks up the head shape quite effectively|
Middleton Nature Reserve "no swimming" pond
Little Grebe 2
Goldeneye 1 female
Two brief checks today,
This morning it was feeding
By 16:00 it was just preening and swimming around with the Gadwall