Tuesday 23 February 2021

Odds and Ends

The local female Blackcap has finally discovered our small feeding station - photographed through the kitchen window. The male puts in occasional appearances too, but seems less brave.

Little to report but I fitted in a couple looks at the lower end of the river, around work, today. Counts included 35+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Wigeon, c3/400+ Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 2 Goldeneye (male and female), 1 Greenshank, 1 Redshank and 6 Sanderling. I have a hunch that a party of three Pale-bellied Brent Geese, this evening, were new-in.

One of just two Mediterranean Gulls this end of the river today.

This aberrant Black-headed Gull stood out like the proverbial sore thumb. Probably today's highlight.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Matt, I wanted to get in touch with you about tides and birds behaviour for an event on 30 March about tides which we (tidelines.uk) are running. Is there a way I can email or call about it? You can look at our website if you want to find out more. tidelines.uk a community project concerning the estuary, based in Exmouth. our email: info@tidelines.uk Thanks. Jo