Thursday, 26 March 2020


Highlights of our hour long ramble from the house included a Gannet feeding in the bay (viewable from the garden), 21 Brent Geese, a single Great Northern Diver and 5 Ringed Plover.  4 Little Egrets flew across towards Dale to roost, and our first Grey Heron for a while was on the lagoon.

A flock of 55 Oystercatchers were roosting on the beach as the tide came up, 10 of them were ringed and we managed to read all of them.  Also read 2 of the colour-ringed Redshank, which are starting to come into their breeding finery.  Numbers of most of the winter visitors are down: just 3 Wigeon (down from 100+ peak) and a handful of teal.