Friday, 16 February 2018

Flat calm..

Great sunny, winter's day with no wind and a 'millpond-calm' Solent which made finding seaduck easy; two groups of Eider totalling 45+, nine Common Scoters and a Guillemot. Later a Black-throated Diver drifted west from Salterns carpark so presumably would have been visible if I'd bothered to scan from the car!! Sadly, after that, it was a bit dull with twenty Ringed Plovers and seven Snipe on the west side of the reserve plus 40+ Pintails on the frying pan and just the male Marsh Harrier. The three Avocets were still on north scrape. Surprisingly no hovers nor early butterflies.

ca 50 godwits

a classier roost spot

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