Calm to very light NNW breeze. High clouds in the morning, giving way to warm sunshine.
Good coverage today with Pete, Jean, Janet, Tim and Malcolm all contributing below.
Harbour/power station black redstart still present along single track road, but please avoid this sensitive area and restrict observations in the harbour/power station area to the north wall, nature reserve area and the route via Red Nab along the outfalls seawall. Thanks.
Pale-bellied Brent goose 38 - 33 feeding near the children's play area, plus a flock of 5 flying north up the bay.
Great Crested Grebe 12
Shag 1 juvenile feeding near conger rock. This clip from the skear starts with a Great Crested grebe through Cormorant and Eider to a juvenile Shag on the water, unfortunately it was directly behind the Cormorant when it dived. The waders flying past are Knot.
|Juvenile Shag on and around upstands near harbour waterfall |
Pictures by Janet
|Two Cormorants - the lead one a mature bird in breeding plumage|
You'll probably need to open the image to see the detail
Middleton Nature Reserve
A more thorough check of the east side today.
Mute swan 7 adult (including 1 on Tim Butler). 9 juvenile.
Tufted Duck 7 male
Wigeon 2 (pair)
Shoveler 2 (pair)
Little grebe 1 - on main pond today
Pink-Footed goose 2 and 14 north
Pheasant 2 (male and female)
Goldcrest 1 (at least) not sure if it was with a small mixed Tit flock or just in the same place.
Just out of recording area:
Mediterranean gull 1 on lamppost just north of Four Lane End traffic lights.
Black Redstart near the blue building on Sandylands
Possibly more to come