Thursday, 20 December 2012

What a miserable day

A thoroughly miserable morning at The Point with heavy rain and strong winds blowing plenty of Gannets inshore to join the Guillemots and Red-throated Divers and Great crested Grebes. Needless to say I did not stop long. Another casualty of a fisherman's carelessness was a 1st year Great Black Backed Gull with its leg tied up with line, but still managing to beat off rivals for the fish head.
Still 2 Great White Egrets and a red head Smew on a very rough New Diggings, but I was unable to locate the Black-throated Diver.
With rain still coming down I went to the reserve centre for a hot chocolate. Viewing from the centre was all but impossible through windows which being lashed by the rain.
Scotney held the feral Barnacle Flock with a dark bellied Brent Goose that has been tagging along with them for a few days now, several hundred Wigeon, a few Lapwing and Golden Plover.
On a rain and windswept Walland 50+ Bewick Swans could be seen but little else of note.   

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