31st January 2017

The month drew to a close with more of the same quality themes still at play: namely more White-fronted Geese – with one north at the Gap on 28th (WS) and 12 at Primrose Valley in 30th (JD & TGD) – and white-winged gulls, with an adult Iceland past the gap on 28th and a 2cy Glaucous Gull (eating a White-front!) on the sea yesterday (BP et al.). Otherwise, the Snow Bunting is still on Carr Naze and up to 180 Wigeon are in the bay (and up to 210 at East Lea, with at least some interchange involved as is usual).

Rock Pipit, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)