Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Gann

Gulls formed an orderly line along the waters edge this evening, allowing a good look before they moved out into the bay to roost. Nothing unusual among them unfortunately. 133 Common gulls, c 200 BH gulls, 10 adult Meds. Very few large gulls. c 20 Redshank, 18 Grey plover, 9 Turnstone, 6 Bar tailed godwit, 2 Greenshank and a lone Dunlin. c40 Wigeon, 17 PB Brent, 2 Goldeneye. 13 Little grebe (8 on pools, 5 on river). Derek and I scanned the finch flocks moving around the marsh, but could only see Chaffinch and Linnet. A big hatch of midges showed how mild it was.