Tuesday 1st February 2022

A very quiet day with no other birders and not many birds. The cold grey wind probably contributed.

Rock Pipit

There were around 10 Redwing feeding around the edge of Warren Farm House Field. It was particularly quiet from Mary Monts in fact there wasn’t a single bird on the sea during 45 minutes of scanning.

Buzzard, pale phase photo by Brian Fairbrother

Over on Venner the 13 Spoonbill were resting on the other side of the island.

Little Egret photo by David Cuddon

On Black Water there were good numbers of ducks with new highs for me of 82 Gadwall and 29 Tufted Duck.

male Gadwall

On De L’Orne Scrape there were 4 Black-tailed Godwit and a Greenshank and plenty of Shelduck, Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon.

Shelduck
Little Grebe photo by Ian Williamson
Long-tailed Tit

On the walk over to the hides it was good to hear several Skylark singing.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose

Another brief sea watch from the Sailing Club produced a female Eider and the highlight of the day was the Pale-bellied Brent Goose feeding on the near edge of Gull Island.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose

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