Friday, 31 January 2014

A brief moment of sunshine!

 At the fishing boats this A.M.
With the lakes full to bursting and the stormy weather continuing, the shelter of fishing boats offered the best birding locally. Once again I spent the most of the day there with DW and  the Joker.This morning the Auks were tooing and froing but this afternoon Guillemots in particular were pouring westwards out of the bay. The 1w Glaucous Gull paid us a visit this morning and a Great Northern Diver flew west, a flock of Knot and 4 Little Gulls were noted, Kittiwakes were much in evidence also a few Red-throated Divers and c100 Brent Geese moved east. Perhaps the most unusual bird was female Pochard heading west this afternoon. 
 Taken in the only moment of sunshine today!
Some of the 1,000s of Guillemots coming out of the bay past the fishing boats this P.M.

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